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Friedman, Mordechai Lawrence – Primus, 1993
Several mathematicians have expressed their criticism of calculus instruction and some have developed innovations. This paper reviews the criticism and innovations and then questions the approach and the emphasis of the reformers. (Contains 34 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Calculus, Educational Change, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation
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Teles, Elizabeth J. – Primus, 1992
Discusses results from studies reported from 1958-86 examining the different methods of teaching calculus. Alternatives to lecture presentations to supplement and enhance learning include discovery and group learning, self-paced classes, programed materials, and use of computers. (over 50 references) (MDH)
Descriptors: Calculus, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Cooperative Learning
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Urion, David K.; Davidson, Neil A. – Primus, 1992
Reports the results of five contrasts between small-group learning and a more teacher-centered instructional style employed in junior high, high school, and college mathematics classes. In no case did the small-group class perform more poorly than the one led by a teacher; in one case, measuring long-term retention, the small-group class performed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Higher Education, Large Group Instruction