ERIC Number: ED349179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Teaching Calculus.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
This course guide for calculus offered at the high school level begins with an overview of the course. The overview includes a rationale for including calculus in the high school curriculum, a description and rationale of calculator and computer use in the calculus class, the desired qualifications and characteristics of calculus teachers, prerequisites for students entering calculus, and the basis on which credits are awarded to calculus students. The guide is divided into three sections. The first section describes the essential elements of the calculus course based on the Advanced Placement Calculus AB course as approved by the State Board of Education, a list of the course objectives for the first and second semesters, and a series of 10 sample activities for the teacher. The activities each identify the topic covered, the sample objective to be accomplished, background information for the activity, the instructional approach employed, and the technology utilized. The second section contains nine sample tests for various calculus topics that can be adapted for the specific needs determined by the teacher. The third section provides the following resource lists: advanced placement material available from the Advanced Placement Program; State-Adopted Textbooks; supplementary textbooks; reference materials; software; and professional associations providing information, materials and/or conferences related to the teaching of mathematics. (MDH)
Descriptors: Calculators, Calculus, College Mathematics, Computers, Course Objectives, High Schools, Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Tests, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publications Distributions Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.