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Last day at AIM: meet some of my new friends

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 […]

More from AIM: developments in free & open math texts

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 […]

Active Calculus – errata pages

An overdue addition for Active Calculus (single) and the addition to AC Multivariable that prompted it:  errata pages for both. You can find a list of currently identified errors in each text at these links:  single variable, multivariable. Of course, if you find errors that need to be added to either page, please contact me.

Screencasts for Active Calculus

In a recent post, I highlighted several different resources available to go along with Active Calculus.  I realized yesterday that I omitted a key one, one for which there have been recent additions. The Math 201 playlist on the GVSU Math YouTube Channel has now been around for awhile, with 92 videos and almost 65,000 views. […]

Resources to complement Active Calculus

I’ve recently had interactions with several different faculty who have been working on materials to support those of us who teach from Active Calculus.  This post is a summary of some different things that are (freely) available to users: Clicker Questions Eric Sullivan and his colleagues at Carroll College have a full set of clicker […]

T v IE: traditional versus interactive engagement

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 […]

Looking back to 1987

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 […]