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Meier, John; Thorme, Trisha – Primus, 1997
Outlines a pair of projects used in introductory calculus that are inspired by techniques archaeologists use in the analysis of pottery. These real-world application problems appeal to students who are not necessarily interested in the standard application of calculus. (Author/DDR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Archaeology, Calculus, College Curriculum
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Armstrong, Gerald; And Others – Primus, 1994
Gives a general description of reformed calculus efforts and describes experiences with two reformed calculus programs together with traditional calculus. Also provides comparisons between these three programs using teaching evaluations and student journals. (Author/MKR)
Descriptors: Calculators, Calculus, Computer Uses in Education, Conventional Instruction
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Barber, Fredrick; Narayan, Jack – Primus, 1994
Reports on the use of technology to enhance the teaching of ordinary differential equations, gives examples of laboratory activities using cooperative learning, and discusses assessment of student learning. MacMath, TI-81 graphing calculators, and Maple were used in the course. (Author/MKR)
Descriptors: Calculus, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Differential Equations
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Mathews, Susann M. – Primus, 1991
Describes the mechanics of group work in the college mathematics classroom specifically group formation, preliminary class work, class and group discourse, individual and group assignments, and impact on test taking. Includes examples from a first-semester calculus course. (JJK)
Descriptors: Calculus, Cheating, Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics
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Avioli, John J. – Primus, 1993
Computer labs using Calculus T/L were introduced into Calculus I classes at Christopher Newport University. A description of the labs, the instructor's experiences in using the labs, and student reactions are detailed. Contains instructions for Lab I involving inputting functions, finding difference quotients, and sketching a graph. (Author/MDH)
Descriptors: Calculus, Class Activities, College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Lutzer, Carl V. – Primus, 2001
Describes an activity designed to help students develop a good foundation from the beginning of the transition from multivariate calculus to linear algebra. (MM)
Descriptors: Calculus, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education
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Kelly, Susan E.; LeDocq, Rebecca Lewin – Primus, 2001
Describes the specific courses in a sequence along with how the writing has been implemented in each course. Provides ideas for how to efficiently handle the additional paper load so students receive the necessary feedback while keeping the grading time reasonable. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Content Area Writing, Differential Equations
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Alexopoulos, John; Barb, Cynthia – Primus, 2001
Presents problems to find the integrals of logarithmic and inverse trigonometric functions early in the calculus sequence by using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and the concept of area, and without the use of integration by parts. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Functions (Mathematics), Higher Education