Redesigning the Calculus Sequence at a Research University
One of the major objectives of many reformed calculus projects is to create a challenging sequence that helps students better understand how to use calculus as a tool both for mathematical analysis and for solving problems in other disciplines. This objective is widely recognized by the scientific community.
KeywordsProfessional Development Calculus Sequence Secondary Teacher Postdoctoral Student Administrative Effort
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