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Thursday, March 10 • 9:15am - 9:30am
Preparing for Calculus: Less is More; Deeper is Better LIMITED

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SLOs for math students at UNCA specify "breadth and depth of knowledge", and "an understanding of the roles played by mathematics in society at large". This talk will suggest (without prescribing anything) that we can best accomplish the second goal by favoring depth over breadth in the first, and that this approach---learning fewer things while learning them more thoroughly --- is the best way to prepare students for calculus. I shall offer a few specimens of exercises to deepen understanding.


Leigh Atkinson

University of North Carolina at Asheville Contributed Paper-Faculty Elementary Calculus | Unrealistic Calculus Problems Calculus instructors often go to great lengths to include supposedly realistic problems in their courses.  I shall urge that it's more enjoyable, and... Read More →

Thursday March 10, 2016 9:15am - 9:30am
Room 303

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