Tag Archives: activities

Followup to my EMES seminar

On Tuesday 10/2, I was honored to speak in the MIT Electronic Seminar on Mathematics Education.  The recorded video from the seminar is now available to view; my slides are also posted.  If you watch/listen to the recording, I apologize in advance for the fact that I struggled with my voice and a cough as […]

Online versions of Daily Prep Assignments

One of the ancillaries that we offer to support the use of Active Calculus is a collection of “daily preparation assignments”.   These assignments are modeled on Robert Talbert’s “guided practice” and provide students a short list of concrete tasks to complete prior to class so that they are prepared to actively engage with new ideas […]

Active Calculus Preview Activities in Desmos

My GVSU colleagues Marcia Frobish and Taylor Short have created Desmos versions of nearly all of the preview activities in Active Calculus (single variable).  You can see the full collection here, and each link offers an option to preview what students would see if you assigned the particular preview activity to them.  Several even provide students […]

Active Calculus 2018 Workbooks – now available in print

New for 2018, we’ve created bound, print versions of the activities workbooks for Active Calculus.  There’s one for chapters 1-4 (the typical first semester differential calculus material), and another for chapters 5-8 (the typical second semester integral calculus). Each workbook is 8.5×11″ in size with a soft-bound cover.  The activities are printed on the faces […]

Prelude to Active Calculus – feedback sought

I’ve been awarded a sabbatical for the fall semester of 2018 to write a new free, open-source textbook for GVSU’s new MTH 124: Functions and Models.  The purpose of this course is to prepare students not-yet-ready for calculus for a first semester course in calculus. MTH 124 has run for three semesters at Grand Valley, […]

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 […]