January 6, 2006
Volume 11 No. 1

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Tutorials for the Calculus Phobe

The Art of Asking Thought Provoking Questions

Cabri Jr.


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Tutorials for the Calculus Phobe


Michael Kelley is in the process of creating Flash tutorials that explain calculus audio-visually and are the equivalent of a personal tutoring session.

Available lessons include:

Chapter One: Limits and Continuity

  • What is a Limit?
  • When Does a Limit Exist?
  • How Do You Evaluate Limits?
  • Limits and Infinity
  • Continuity
  • The Intermediate Value Theorem

Chapter Two: Finding Derivatives

  • The Difference Quotient
  • The Power Rule
  • The Product Rule
  • The Quotient Rule
  • The Chain Rule

The Art of Asking Thought Provoking Questions


Carmen Bellido, Uroyoan Walker, and Keith Wayland wrote a position paper that is a "How To" guide for developing higher conceptual level questions that provoke students to think. Several techniques for modifying traditional questions are illustrated with examples ranging from elementary to high school level topics.

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Cabri Jr.


Texas Instruments has launched a site featuring resources for Cabri Jr, their interactive geometry app for TI calculators.

The site includes:

  • This Week's Activity
  • Activity Archives
  • Download Cabri Jr.
  • Request a Trial Kit
  • Email Alerts
  • Resources

Math Tools: Cabri Jr. App


Cabri Jr. is cataloged in Math Tools, a community library of technology tools, lessons, activities, and support materials for teaching and learning mathematics.


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