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
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
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA 92373
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* * 19 February 1996