One of the very best parts of the workshop this week has been the time I’ve gotten to spend with the people here, some of whom I had followed online or traded email with, but never met in person.  Others I had talked with briefly at conferences, and of course there are a couple of […]

So much to share, so just going to go with a bulleted list for now.  Hope to flesh out more over the coming months. The American Institute of Mathematics is a cool place and they have an excellent organizational scheme.  About 30 of us with shared interests are fully funded to be here for the […]

Very excited to be at the American Institute of Mathematics in San Jose, CA, to spend a week at the workshop on free & open textbooks, MathBook XML, and all sorts of emerging options.  Three things are totally clear from the outset: It’s an amazing group of 25-30 people here.  So many cool projects, smart […]

Happy New Year everyone.  Here are a couple of brief updates if you are planning to use Active Calculus in the upcoming winter semester. Thanks to everyone who sent us errors they found in the text, as well as other suggestions.  Steve has updated the multivariable version of the text to fix all known errors, […]

This post on the Chronicle’s site basically speaks for itself:  a text, written by the dept chair, was used for 25 years and had “never been questioned“.  When a faculty member tried to do otherwise, he was disciplined. All I can say is:  good grief.  Update:  via Adam Glessner, there appears to be much more to […]

One of the organizers of this MOOC just reached out to me and asked that I share information about this free online course:  see the interesting trailer at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/real-world-calculus.  I love that there are people willing to share more about the subject with interested people for free, and to talk about it ways that share how […]

In the same way that publishers take advantage of students’ captivity when it comes to needing textbooks, Texas Instruments does the same.  Here’s a fantastic article on the subject that quotes a PA HS teacher who says “But you feel dirty, because you’re telling parents they need to buy a device, and I know I […]

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