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ERIC Number: EJ1162227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Inquiry-Based Learning of Transcendental Functions in Calculus
Ekici, Celil; Gard, Andrew
PRIMUS, v27 n7 p681-692 2017
In a series of group activities supplemented with independent explorations and assignments, calculus students investigate functions similar to their own derivatives. Graphical, numerical, and algebraic perspectives are suggested, leading students to develop deep intuition into elementary transcendental functions even as they lay the foundation for understanding infinite series and growth functions later in the course sequence. Students further explore interconnections between such functions, culminating in the synthesis of the Euler formula. These activities have been implemented over several years with encouraging results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virgin Islands
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