Orlando Minicourse #9

Back to Orlando: Calculus Reform

This is an abstract from a Minicourse conducted at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 10-13, 1996, Orlando, Florida.

Minicourse #9: "Calculus for the 21st century"
Organized by David A. Smith and Lawrence C. Moore, Duke University.

This minicourse is an introduction to the three-semester calculus course developed at Duke University by Project CALC: Calculus As a Laboratory Course, a funded NSF project from 1988 to 1993. The Project CALC course emphasizes real-world problems, hands-on activities, discovery learning, writing and revision of writing, teamwork, intelligent use of available tools, and high expectations of students. The minicourse will include an overview of the philosophy and structure of the course, hands-on experience with student classroom and lab activities, and discussion of issues involved in implementing a reformed calculus course.

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