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Category Archives: Calculus
I was a Calculus teacher for years and I was always looking for ways to provide better visualization of concepts for students. I used colored chalk on the chalkboard, hand-built models, Mathematica, Geometer’s Sketchpad, TI and HP graphing calculators, and … Continue reading
I gave a Calculus workshop. The conference was full of hands-on math workshops for teachers, mostly from the city of Chicago – amazing teachers! I was asked to give a hands-on workshop for pre-calculus/calculus teachers and immediately thought of volume … Continue reading
Students always ask, “When are we ever going to use math?” They often say, “I don’t need math for the job I want.” As teachers, we know that almost all jobs use math. This assignment helped my students realize that math was everywhere and … Continue reading
Cheating? Really? Are you positive? Cheating is sometimes a hard call and other times it is not even questionable. Here’s my story: One day I decided once to give my students extra time on an exam the next day because … Continue reading
Students always ask, “What jobs use math?” “When are we ever going to use math?” We know that the answer is almost all of them. However, when I started teaching, it became more important to have examples to share with students. As … Continue reading
Yesterday I gave a workshop at the iMathination Conference in St. Charles,IL. The conference is full of hands-on math workshops for teachers, mostly from the city of Chicago – amazing teachers! I was asked to give a hands-on workshop for … Continue reading