Orlando Meetings: Presentation Summary


Back to Orlando: Calculus Reform


This is the summary of a presentation given at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 10-13, 1996, Orlando, Florida.

Planning and Implementation of Calculus Reform Curricula:
What Worked and What We're Still Working On

The University of Redlands mathematics faculty has been planning for and gradually implementing a reformed calculus curriculum since 1990. We began with classroom computer demonstrations, then added biweekly discovery-based laboratory sessions, and now teach calculus in computer classrooms using a combination of the Five College Calculus in Context and the Harvard Calculus Consortium curricula. The reform of our calculus program continues: this academic year, we are implementing a plan to integrate traditional single and multivariable topics in our Calculus II and III courses. We present a brief history of the University of Redlands' implementation of calculus reform, paying particular attention to obtaining funding for computer classrooms, pedagogical implications of the availability and configuration of these classrooms, holding workshops to introduce faculty from client disciplines to reform curricula, and our current attempt to integrate single and multivariable topics.

See also Calculus Reform Information from University of Redlands.

Janet L. Beery
Richard Cornez
Alexander Koonce
Allen Killpatrick
Mary Scherer
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA 92373

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