Writing Assignments in Calculus
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Tommy Ratliff; Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, Wheaton College, Norton, MA  
Imaginative paper proposals for SingleVariable and Multivariable Calculus courses cover subjects from "Confusion in Beverly Hills" (geometry, trigonometry) to "The XFiles Makes Me So Angry" (optimization of a function of two variables)  and many more. Students work in groups of two or three on each project and turn in a joint paper approximately a week and a half after the project is assigned.  


Levels:  College 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Course Notes, Problems/Puzzles, Articles 
Math Topics:  Calculus (Single Variable), Calculus (Multivariable), Communicating Math 
Math Ed Topics:  Writing/Communication in Math 
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