Tag Archives: open source
I’m excited to announce several changes to single variable Active Calculus along with some corresponding updates that will occur over the next month or so. + There is now a new HTML version of the text. Thanks to Rob Beezer’s Mathbook XML (now called PreTeXt), this output format is optimized for viewing on a range […]
One of the superb librarians at GVSU who manages the site that hosts AC sent me access to a dashboard that reveals a lot of interesting user data. For example, after GVSU, the 10 locations/institutions that have downloaded AC most are: Westmont College Foothill-DeAnza Community College District University of Redlands Keene State College St Ignatius […]
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 […]
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 […]
In recent recommendations from Amazon, based on my prior reading and buying, I got an email suggesting that I buy James Stewart’s Calculus text. Heh. The 7th edition, no less: http://amzn.to/1Ly4mWi. At least you can rent it for $50 for the semester. These annual complaints about textbook costs are at least getting shorter.
This summer, in addition to working with Steve and David on AC3, I went through the original single-variable version and implemented changes to correct typos, clarify questions, and more in response to over 100 suggestions I received from users. To all of you who sent those to me: thank you. I’m pleased to say that […]