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Swetz, Frank J. – Primus, 2003

Raises issues and questions concerning the judicious choice of a textbook to teach the history of mathematics. (Author/KHR)

Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Strategies, Mathematics History

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Cherkas, Barry M. – Primus, 1992

Emphasizes, and illustrates with examples, the importance of taking classroom time to rectify incorrect student thinking by immediately undoing, or unraveling, students' misconceptions, errors, or misapplications. When this process is cultivated without a judgmental attitude on the part of the teacher, students' confidence is inspired and…

Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Error Correction, Feedback, Learning Strategies

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Solow, Anita E. – Primus, 1991

Discusses and provides sample lessons of learning by discovery and weekly problem sets, which are presented as alternative methods for teaching college calculus. Both approaches stress conceptual understanding and guide the students to explore the ideas of calculus in small groups in a computer laboratory setting. (JJK)

Descriptors: Calculus, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, College Mathematics

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Gass, Frederick – Primus, 1992

Discusses the rationale and a method for the instructional use of graphing calculators as an intermediary step between the intuitive notion of the concept of a limit and its formal epsilon-delta definition. (JJK)

Descriptors: Calculus, Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Graphing Calculators

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Gordon, Sheldon P. – Primus, 1993

Calculus must evolve or face the prospect of becoming irrelevant. The minimum level of classroom technology now available requires us to rethink the content of our calculus courses. Proposes using graphing calculators and computer algebra systems to include the following topics: local linearity, optimization problems, families of curves, and…

Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education