Event Detail

Event Type: 
Seminar
Date/Time: 
Friday, September 22, 2006 - 02:00
Location: 
Kidder 108 (MLC)

Speaker Info

Institution: 
University of Arizona & Harvard University
Abstract: 

How do we make our calculus courses good preparation for further mathematics, for engineering, and for the quantitative natural and social sciences? We will consider the balance between theory and application, between rigor and problem-solving, and between conceptual understanding and drill. We will look at the role of applications and consider new techniques such as ConcepTests, which were designed to be used in large lectures to encourage students to think deeply about what they are earning. (The workshop is expected to run from 9 AM - 12:30 PM. A simple lunch will be provided afterwards to those who RSVP by 9/20 to Tevian Dray).