Calculus has it limits. —Anonymous
A calculus course serves as a capstone experience while catapulting students into a new world of mathematics. As a capstone experience, calculus will integrate many, if not all facets of a student's previous mathematics experience. At the same time, we move beyond these previous experiences to study powerful mathematical ideas (e.g., infintesimals, continuity, mean value theorem).
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- Growth mindset!
- Rogawski, J. & Adams, C. (2015). Single Variable Calculus, 3rd edition, Early transcendentals. ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-7174-1
- Approved calculators include graphing calculators without wireless capabilities and without computer algebra systems (e.g., TI-89 or TI-94).
- Attempt WeBWorK and book problems before class. This will inform you what you need to learn.
- Use study groups outside of class to discuss problems.
- Math Lab
- Recommended review: Algebra rules
- Khan Academy: calculus videos and practice problems
- Better learning through hand writing (Science Daily, 2011)
- Nix the Tricks (Cardone)
- Improve students' learning with effective learning techniques (Dunlosky, et al., 2013, page 45)
- Influence of experience and deliberate practice on the development of superior expert performance (Ericsson, 2006)