Two updates for the near and not-so-near future: – This summer, I’m working to establish a print-on-demand option for bound copies; I expect this to be available no later than early August, and will post here about the option once it’s available.  For the full 8 chapters printed and bound, the end cost to the […]

[Insert profuse apologies here regarding my limited posting over the past four months.] It is finally warm outside after an unusually brutal Michigan winter; warm weather brings the promise of many things, and one of those is more time to write and catch up on some projects.  Some updates to Active Calculus and some responses […]

As an outgrowth of the previously-mentioned session at the Baltimore Joint Meetings on open textbooks, Albert Schueller has started a new blog, Open Mathbook, to offer “a place to promote, discuss, and develop free and open source mathematics texts.”  There’s already a bunch of great posts there, including a trove of interesting developments from a […]

While it was certainly a good conference overall this year, last Friday at the Joint Meetings in Baltimore was particularly fantastic.  From 8-11 and 3-5, we had about 15 different presenters share interesting and exciting work and opportunities in the world of free and open-source mathematics texts.  Here are a few highlights: – Richard Hammack […]

This fall I was glad to have a much larger number of beta testers using Active Calculus; about 10 of my GVSU colleagues used it for either our calculus I or calculus II, and at least that many other people at other institutions employed the text in some fashion.  Several of these 20+ people provided […]

My last post was September 4, 2013.  Oops. In the first week of October, I got a new (additional) job at GVSU:  director of faculty advisors for freshman orientation.  Given that we welcome over 4000 new first-year students each summer, for the past two+ months I’ve had considerable work to do in learning my new […]

In an earlier post, I thought to make my teaching more public, and then subsequently shared some reflections on how my calculus I course looks overall.  In this post I’ll give an overview of how a typical week is structured, and in the near future reflect on how a prior class day. As of Monday, […]

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