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     4 November 1996                          Vol. 1, No. 5

   Student Showcase | Visual Calculus | Minorities and Math




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     VISUAL CALCULUS Visual Calculus is a collection of notes, primarily for the instructor, that give some ideas for how technology - in particular computers - can be used in the teaching of calculus. TOPICS include: Pre-Calculus Limits and Continuity Derivatives Applications of Differentiation Integration Applications of Integration Sequences and Series You'll find all your favorite equations with graphs and tables that illustrate their solutions, and detailed instructions for using a variety of public domain, shareware, and commercial software packages. An appendix provides a series of tables showing the software programs used with each topic. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- FROM THE EMAILBAG - MINORITIES AND MATH I'm an initially certified teacher of High School Mathematics. I have been trying to find some information on minority contributions to mathematics and came across your page. I think it is a very good resource; however, I believe that it is important for us (as public school teachers) to have the resources and knowledge to be able to give our students examples of people like themselves who have succeeded and made relevant contributions to fields like math, science, and engineering. For that reason, I have been searching for information on minority contributions to math. I would be pleased if you could add some biographical histories of minority mathematicians... - Tracey Poché Thanks for your question, Tracey. We've just made a start in this area, looking for what's on the Web and collecting some of the best resources at .::. .::. .::. Kristin Lockwood has put together an annotated bibliography of resources for mathematics teachers and others interested in how language may affect the thought, achievement and assessment of students of limited English proficiency, as well as these students' access to knowledge and education. .::. .::. .::. WE'D LIKE YOUR HELP in finding more information to add to our materials on minorities and mathematics. Maybe we can give you hand with putting something you've written on the Web. Send your website suggestions or other materials to Ask Dr. Math Problem of the Week Internet Resources (Steve's Dump) SEND COMMENTS TO the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors TO SUBSCRIBE: Send a message to - leave the subject line blank - and write in the body subscribe newsletter _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ | \ / | / \ / \

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