ERIC Number: EJ878923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Reference Count: 13
Calculus in the Middle School?
Barger, Rita H.; McCoy, Ann C.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v15 n6 p348-353 Feb 2010
This article presents an example of how middle school teachers can lay a foundation for calculus. Although many middle school activities connect directly to calculus concepts, the authors have decided to look in depth at only one: the concept of change. They will show how teachers can lead their students to see and appreciate the calculus connection. Using this concept as a guide, teachers can develop other foundations. Demonstrating a calculus connection in middle school may motivate students to undertake increasingly advanced high school and college math. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Middle Schools, Middle School Teachers, Calculus, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts, Textbooks
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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