Tag Archives: resources

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 […]

“But you feel dirty …” – why HS kids have to buy TI Calculators

In the same way that publishers take advantage of students’ captivity when it comes to needing textbooks, Texas Instruments does the same.  Here’s a fantastic article on the subject that quotes a PA HS teacher who says “But you feel dirty, because you’re telling parents they need to buy a device, and I know I […]

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 […]

Active Calculus: Single Variable, 2015 Version now available

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 […]

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 […]