calculus@internet takes the standard core calculus curriculum and puts it in the context of a variety of computer math platforms. Areas covered include:
1. Learning Your Computer Algebra System 2. Precalculus 3. Precalculus for Calculus Students 4. Differential Calculus I 5. Integral Calculus I 6. Calculus II 7. Vector Calculus 8. Differential Equations 9. Linear Algebra
calculus@internet is a reform and CAS-skills based laboratory text that includes automated answer-checkers and online laboratory exams with grading scripts.
A weekly challenge and an archive of interesting problems:
RUTH CARVER'S ELEMENTARY PROBLEM OF THE WEEK
"An Emperor walks around his large round dining table pouring oats on the head of every other person. He continues until there is only one person left. Where should you sit if you do not want oats poured on your head?"
Designed by Ruth Carver, this project challenges students in grades 3-6 (ages 8-12) with creative, non-routine problems. It encourages them to explain their solutions, and provides registered classes with individualized feedback from "Visiting Math Mentors."
Math Mentors are typically high school classes, pre-service teachers, professional educators, and even other elementary school classes.
Do you have an opinion on pre-high school textbooks, specifically Saxon? Or do you have a site where I could post this question to a forum?
- Bill Morrow
In general we try to stay away from advising about textbooks, but we do want to give you good Internet resources to help with your investigation.
In this case you ask about a public discussion group where you could go to ask the question. We suggest the k12.ed.math or NCTM-L forums. There have been a number of discussions about the Saxon and other textbooks and these can be found in the archives.
WAY COOL MATH PROJECTS at Corona Avenue Elementary
A 5th grade class in Bell, California is working on monthly math projects; they've developed a series of Web pages, some of them interactive, to showcase their work, from Spirolaterals to Toy Story Math.