Tag Archives: activities

2017 version of Active Calculus: more updates + notes on differences from 2016

Here are several updates to follow my most recent post. + The 2017 PDF version has been finalized and posted online; the HTML has been slightly updated as a result of work to get the PDF looking suitable. If you have previously been accessing the HTML via my site, be sure to refresh your browser […]

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 […]

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: things in the works this summer

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Carroll College: Clicker Questions and Chapter Zero for Active Calculus

One of the most enjoyable aspects of this free and open textbook project has been all of the new friends I’ve made in the mathematics community.  I just got to see several of them in Portland at Mathfest, including Eric Sullivan of Carroll College in Helena, MT. As we caught up in person, Eric shared […]