ERIC Number: ED417936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Revitalization of Nonstandard Calculus.
Fetta, Iris B.
This project developed materials for an innovative new approach to calculus for students in business, economics, liberal arts, management, and the social sciences. With the focus on rates and accumulation of change and their interpretations in real life situations, the materials are data driven, technology based, and feature a unique modeling approach. Emphasizing fundamental calculus concepts and their relevance and utility in non-scientific careers, these materials stress the development of conceptual understanding without the traditional accent on algebraic skill and technique, emphasize group work on team projects that involve mathematical decision making and interpretation of results, and use technology as a tool for the learning of mathematics in an active, constructive environment. These materials are being implemented in a variety of postsecondary and some secondary institutions. This document also includes an executive summary containing a project overview, statement of purpose, background and origins, project description, evaluation/project results, and conclusions. Project presentations, publications, and a detailed external evaluation are included in the appendices. (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC.