Writing Assignments in Calculus
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|Tommy Ratliff; Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, Wheaton College, Norton, MA|
|Imaginative paper proposals for Single-Variable and Multivariable Calculus courses cover subjects from "Confusion in Beverly Hills" (geometry, trigonometry) to "The X-Files 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.|
|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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