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ERIC Number: EJ1219045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Mass Incarceration and Eviction Applications in Calculus: A First-Timer Approach
Hoke, Kathy; Keough, Lauren; Wares, Joanna
PRIMUS, v29 n3-4 p345-357 2019
In the calculus classroom, integrating applications with the theoretical and procedural conveys the relevance of the material. Since Newton and Leibniz developed calculus in the context of physics and astronomy, applications in these fields tend to predominate. To engage and excite our students, pedagogical considerations must include broader examples from across the curriculum. Our students have been particularly responsive to examples that address social justice issues. Here we describe two projects used in calculus courses at two different (liberal arts) institutions concerning mass incarceration and eviction. In addition, we offer advice on the implementation for your classroom and include some of our materials.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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