ERIC Number: ED300252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Calculus for a New Century: A Pump, Not a Filter. Papers Presented at a Colloquium (Washington, D.C., October 28-29, 1987). MAA Notes Number 8.
Steen, Lynn Arthur, Ed.
This document, intended as a resource for calculus reform, contains 75 separate contributions, comprising a very diverse set of opinions about the shape of calculus for a new century. The authors agree on the forces that are reshaping calculus, but disagree on how to respond to these forces. They agree that the current course is not satisfactory, yet disagree about new content emphases. They agree that the neglect of teaching must be repaired, but do not agree on the most promising avenues for improvement. The document contains: (1) a record of presentations prepared for a colloquium; (2) a collage of reactions to the colloquium by a variety of individuals representing diverse calculus constituencies; (3) summaries of 16 discussion groups that elaborate on particular themes of importance to reform efforts; (4) a series of background papers providing context for the calculus colloquium; (5) a selection of final examinations from Calculus I, II, and III from universities, colleges, and two-year colleges around the country; (6) a collection of reprints of documents related to calculus; and (7) a list of colloquium participants. (PK)
Descriptors: Calculus, Change Strategies, College Curriculum, College Mathematics, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Tests
Mathematical Association of America, 1529 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.