6 ways students cheat and how to prevent it

Some students cheat. Here's how they do it (from least to most frequent) and what you can do about it. Having someone else take the exam Desperate students use desperate measures. The most extreme form of cheating is to have someone else take an exam and pretend to be you. This obviously only works in … Continue reading 6 ways students cheat and how to prevent it

Using Seinfeld to teach the time value of money

I use the following video clip from Seinfeld to teach about the time value of money. The clip can be found here: http://www.criticalcommons.org/Members/Ghent/clips/the%20kiss%20hello.mp4 I show the first 1:51 minutes of the clip and ask "What’s the value of $50 (not) received 53 years ago? The interest rate is 5%." The answer, of course, is FV = … Continue reading Using Seinfeld to teach the time value of money

And the most popular finance textbook is …

Based on a sample of 120 undergraduate finance courses that were offered in the U.S. in fall 2014, we have compiled a list of the most popular finance textbooks in each subject area (with their market share): Corporate Finance or Financial Management 28%: Ross & Westerfield: (Essentials of/Fundamentals of) Corporate Finance 20%: Berk & DeMarzo: Fundamentals of Corporate … Continue reading And the most popular finance textbook is …

Better teaching with online homework

Online homework promises many benefits, such as immediate feedback and unlimited practice with different numbers for your students, and no tedious grading for the professor or teaching assistant. Convinced by these promises, I used one of the publishers' online homework sites in the past, but didn't like it at all: Students had to pay $50 for online … Continue reading Better teaching with online homework