ERIC Number: EJ1028324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Dynamic Tools to Develop an Understanding of the Fundamental Ideas of Calculus
Verzosa, Debbie; Guzon, Angela Fatima; De Las Peñas, Ma. Louise Antonette N.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v45 n2 p190-199 2014
Although dynamic geometry software has been extensively used for teaching calculus concepts, few studies have documented how these dynamic tools may be used for teaching the rigorous foundations of the calculus. In this paper, we describe lesson sequences utilizing dynamic tools for teaching the epsilon-delta definition of the limit and the fundamental theorem of calculus. The lessons were designed on the basis of observed student difficulties and the existing scholarly literature. We show how a combination of dynamic tools and guide questions allows students to construct their understanding of these calculus ideas.
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, College Mathematics, Problem Solving, Graphs, Validity, Mathematical Logic, Undergraduate Study
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