The multivariable edition of Active Calculus, to which I alluded in an earlier post, is almost ready to be shared publicly.  Steve Schlicker, David Austin, and I have been hard at work for much of the summer, and are pleased to announce that on or around Monday, August 3, we will publish a PDF file for […]

I realized today that somehow an older version of my download page had gotten migrated to my website (I think this happened when I did some other updates two weeks ago), so if you have downloaded the text in the past two weeks, you should check that you have the 2014 version. The 2015 version […]

Having survived both the Michigan winter and the Grand Valley winter semester, I’m excited to get working more regularly on some items related to Active Calculus.  Here’s an overview of my summer projects, two of which serve as a call for contributions from interested parties: – working on Multivariable Active Calculus Steve Schlicker, David Austin, and […]

I’m excited to announce some recent or ongoing developments related to Active Calculus. Robert Talbert and Steve Schlicker at GVSU are embarking on a set of supporting videos for chapters 5-8 of the text.  You can see the emerging list of videos from the GVSU Math 202 Calculus 2 playlist on YouTube (over two dozen […]

In my last post, I noted that I’ve been doing some interesting reading about the history of calculus instruction and some recent developments.  Earlier today, I gave a talk that summarized much of that reading at the Kansas City Math & Tech Expo, a wonderful conference that happens each fall in KC.  I thought it […]

About 6 months ago, I got invited to give one of two plenary addresses at the upcoming 2014 Kansas City Math Expo, which will occur in three short weeks.  My Saturday talk at the conference is titled “Calculus 2020: A vision for the future.” One can’t have a vision for the future without an appreciation for the […]

College students everywhere are heading to their campus bookstores’ websites to see what their textbooks are going to set them back.  Here are three anecdotes that have gotten me rankled just within the last week or so. – One of my son’s closest friends is studying nursing at a private university in the upper midwest that […]

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