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Title: Thoughts on the Next Challenge Regarding Calculus Goals DOC
Url: http://math.arizona.edu/~lomen/paper1.doc
Creator: Lomen, David O.
Publisher: University of Arizona
Description: This paper takes the view that goals, content, and pedagogy are inseparable. We see that the role calculus took on as a "filter" was not only due to inadequate classroom materials (mostly unmotivated and pedantic) but also to student problems with mastery of prerequisite skills, lack of quality study time, and lack of appreciation for the importance of calculus in their downstream courses. Despite vigorous reform efforts, these problems are still with us. In this paper we suggest some ways of attacking these outstanding fundamental problems and then consider how the content and pedagogy will finally be able to successfully evolve in response. If we remain unable
to address these fundamental problems, "calculus as filter rather
than pump" may still be true in the next decade as well.

Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Analysis -- Calculus
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Addresses, essays, lectures
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Structural engineering (General) -- Computational methods
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Calculus
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Calculus
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: doc
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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