Drexel dragonThe Math ForumDonate to the Math Forum



Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by Drexel University or The Math Forum.


Math Forum » Discussions » Education » mathedu

Topic: Obvious(?) question: post-calculus vs. calculus and the rest
Replies: 3   Last Post: Jan 8, 1997 1:44 PM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
p.kent@ic.ac.uk

Posts: 67
Registered: 12/6/04
Obvious(?) question: post-calculus vs. calculus and the rest
Posted: Jan 7, 1997 1:47 PM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply


I have a question which maybe is obvious when you work in a US-style
curriculum (which I don't).

The fact that this list focusses on post-calculus learning and teaching
implies that the learning and teaching that is found post-calculus is
qualitatively and importantly different from that of calculus level??

Or that it should be different?

My impression from Bill Thurston's intro was that these are open
and relevant sorts of questions:

>The big question I've been wondering about is
>what practical goals do we want for mathematical education, and how
>can those goals be adequately expressed?


What are the particular aspects of post-calculus learning, teaching
and mathematical content which distinguish it from any other level
of mathematics education (K-12, calculus)?

Are there differences between the post-calculus learning of a mathematician,
physical scientist, life scientist, social scientist, engineer, etc??

-Phillip Kent.


----------------------------------+----------------------------
Dr Phillip Kent | tel: +44 (0)171 594 8503
The METRIC Project | fax: +44 (0)171 594 8517
Mathematics Department |
Imperial College | p.kent@ic.ac.uk
London SW7 2BZ, U.K. | http://metric.ma.ic.ac.uk/
----------------------------------+----------------------------
"Man's rush to the n'th floor is a neck-and-neck race between
plumbing and abstraction" - Rem Koolhaas




Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© Drexel University 1994-2014. All Rights Reserved.
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.