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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

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Minton, Roland – PRIMUS, 1991

Described are student/consultant reports, turned in as homework, that reflected their abilities to distinguish useful from irrelevant information, solve the underlying calculus extremum problem, and reconcile the individual mathematical solutions with the ethical considerations surrounding the moral dilemma of the hypothetical consulting client.…

Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Content Area Writing, Ethics