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Shifflet, Daniel R. – PRIMUS, 2013
In this paper we discuss why a senior capstone course is the perfect setting to reward graduating seniors with some of the more fun and interesting aspects of advanced mathematics. We provide a beginner's list of topics to consider as well as a method of implementing these tidbits outside of the classroom if time is an issue.
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, College Mathematics, Teaching Methods, College Seniors
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Shannon, Kathleen M. – PRIMUS, 1991
Recommendations are made for introduction into mathematics undergraduate degree program of a course that focuses on issues relating to the cultural perspective of the discipline and for the allowance of more time and formal analysis about the history and philosophy underlying the topics examined within all mathematics courses. A list of 15…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Evaluation
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Gordon, Sheldon P. – Primus, 1993
Calculus must evolve or face the prospect of becoming irrelevant. The minimum level of classroom technology now available requires us to rethink the content of our calculus courses. Proposes using graphing calculators and computer algebra systems to include the following topics: local linearity, optimization problems, families of curves, and…
Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education