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Crawford, Pam; Moseley, Daniel; Nancarrow, Mike; Ward, Erika – PRIMUS, 2018
One of the greatest challenges facing students new to calculus is the ability to persevere in the face of failure. Whether the student is choosing an integration technique or a series test, calculus is often the first course in mathematics where the path to the solution is not prescribed in an algorithmic way. At Jacksonville University we…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Active Learning
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Solow, Anita E. – Primus, 1991
Discusses and provides sample lessons of learning by discovery and weekly problem sets, which are presented as alternative methods for teaching college calculus. Both approaches stress conceptual understanding and guide the students to explore the ideas of calculus in small groups in a computer laboratory setting. (JJK)
Descriptors: Calculus, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, College Mathematics