tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post9199540040430231229..comments2022-11-09T02:09:21.461-05:00Comments on I Hope This Old Train Breaks Down...: Calculus BrainstormUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-28093803609114624552017-04-23T02:23:02.370-04:002017-04-23T02:23:02.370-04:00I found the second backwards approach to be very i...I found the second backwards approach to be very interesting! I hope all went well during that year. How did you come up with this approach and do you think that Calculus in all classes should be approached that way?Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13197905809110923927noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-69177359490675059762017-04-23T02:22:50.296-04:002017-04-23T02:22:50.296-04:00I found the second backwards approach to be very i...I found the second backwards approach to be very interesting! I hope all went well during that year. How did you come up with this approach and do you think that Calculus in all classes should be approached that way?Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13197905809110923927noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-32794655541575446342013-07-25T19:37:48.967-04:002013-07-25T19:37:48.967-04:00@Sue, I like your google doc. It looks like what m...@Sue, I like your google doc. It looks like what my brainstorms typically look like, just some rough notes and a bunch of links. I'll be sitting down next week to pull up something similar, after I work out some more concrete ideas. untilnextstophttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15285583728476473117noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-79258865877809805022013-07-25T10:28:59.626-04:002013-07-25T10:28:59.626-04:00I recommend the second approach. Perhaps build it...I recommend the second approach. Perhaps build it in a project-based manner as well :)Jimmy Paihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10164577294310143232noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-88861381739719990412013-07-24T22:29:41.047-04:002013-07-24T22:29:41.047-04:00If you decide on 2, I will be eagerly following yo...If you decide on 2, I will be eagerly following your blog. Brave approach. <br /><br />If you decide on something like 1, I want to suggest a 1b. I don't think limits ought to be first. I taught calculus from the book for many years, then took a few years away from it, and then taught it twice last year. I loved how it went. I did a bit of hand-waving for limits, and spent the first three weeks (community college, Calc I in about 17 weeks) on understanding the idea of a derivative. Then I did derivatives of polynomials and jumped to graphing (which is way later in our textbooks). Then trig functions and product and quotient, and a bit about sound waves (Shawn Cornally inspired). Next unit, all the rest. Then limits before integration. I have lots of materials that I hope to get posted on my blog. Now much of it is at <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tdv1CoredpTX5k2dILaWOZmkos7_j67lwledbbLrQG4/edit" rel="nofollow">this google doc</a>.Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-89022799825133718942013-07-24T21:45:01.518-04:002013-07-24T21:45:01.518-04:00I strongly endorse the 2nd approach. No limits unt...I strongly endorse the 2nd approach. No limits until you need them. You might want to look at Matt Boelkin's open source calc activities: http://opencalculus.wordpress.com/about/download-active-calculus/John Goldenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18212162438307044259noreply@blogger.com