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Calculus, Concepts, Computers, and Cooperative Learning (C4L)

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Visit this site: http://www.pnc.edu/Faculty/kschwing/C4L.html

Author:Ed Dubinsky, David Mathews, and Keith Schwingendorf
Description: "Constructivist learning theory in practice," following six principles: research into student learning is critical; conceptual understanding is primary, but calculations play a major role; the good use of technology can be valuable; cooperative learning is effective in mathematics; lecturing should be replaced by interactive activities; and textbooks and course structure must support this pedagogical strategy. The curriculum outlines activities, class meetings, and problem sets; textbooks are available. Contact information included. C4L is the product of the NSF-funded Purdue Calculus Reform Project.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Courses, Computers
Math Topics: Calculus (Single Variable)
Math Ed Topics: Calculus Reform, Constructivism

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