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Description

Active Calculus is different from most existing calculus texts in at least the following ways: the text is free for download by students and instructors in .pdf format; in the electronic format, graphics are in full color and there are live html links to java applets; the text is open source, and interested instructors can gain access to the original source files upon request; the style of the text requires students to be active learners — there are very few worked examples in the text, with there instead being 3-4 activities per section that engage students in connecting ideas, solving problems, and developing understanding of key calculus concepts; each section begins with motivating questions, a brief introduction, and a preview activity, all of which are designed to be read and completed prior to class; the exercises are few in number and challenging in nature.

ISBN

978-0-9898975-3-2

Publication Date

8-2016

City

Allendale

Disciplines

Mathematics

Comments

Active Calculus is endorsed by the American Institute of Mathematics and its Open Textbook Initiative: http://aimath.org/textbooks/approved-textbooks/.

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