Category Resources

Active Calculus: Preview Activities in WeBWorK

David Hunter of Westmont College and Branden Stone of Adelphi University have been working on WeBWorK versions of all of the Preview Activities.  David recently emailed me to share that these are now all available in the national problem library:   Also, the Preview Activities have now been added to the WeBWorK Open Problem Library. The easiest […]

Active Calculus (Single Variable): 2016 Edition now available

It’s August (and Mathfest!), so time for an annual update to AC. I have fixed every known error in the 2015 version and have implemented nearly all of the requests/suggestions that users sent me over the past year. The new version of the PDF is now available in the usual location at (you may need […]

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 […]

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 […]

Active Calculus – Multivariable: initial public offering

Steve, David, and I are pleased to announce that a first public version of Active Calculus – Multivariable is now available for download.  You can find the file directly at, or from the general Active Calculus site. If you are interested in the source files, please email me at boelkinm at gvsu dot edu. Finally, a […]

Additional resources for Active Calculus

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 […]