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Evidence Is Mounting That Calculus Should Be Changed. Will Instructors Heed It?

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Calculus is a critical on-ramp to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Good news: There's mounting evidence that changing calculus instruction works for the groups usually pushed out of STEM. That the traditional lecture method of teaching calculus isn’t as effective as active models.

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Readers Respond: Does Fixing the Leaky STEM Pipeline Require Calculus To Adapt?

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A number of instructors say it’s partly reconsidering how calculus, a crucial step toward STEM careers and often a “weed out” course in higher ed, is taught. Noticing this, EdSurge traveled to Harvard this summer to observe one attempt at a more subtle revolution, meant to bring calculus instruction into the 21st century. That was it.

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Colleges Can Make Calculus a Gateway — Not a Gatekeeper — to STEM Fields

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But neither will happen unless we address the fundamental gatekeeper to all STEM fields: undergraduate calculus. But the pathway to careers in science and technology is anything but user-friendly, as revealed by the sheer number of college students opting to switch out of a STEM major after facing a college calculus class.

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The Math Revolution You Haven’t Heard About

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Math professor Martin Weissman is rethinking how his university teaches calculus. Some educators place a share of the blame on calculus courses, which can push out otherwise interested students. Meanwhile, the calculus instruction has to be slowed down enough that it’s not as effective for math people as it could be. “I

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The Role of Mathematics in Education

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Or perhaps, amidst a particularly challenging calculus problem, you’ve questioned how this abstract world of numbers and symbols could possibly influence your future career? College and Mathematics: Challenges The Complexity Cliff Remember the first time you looked at a calculus problem in college? Well, you’re not alone.

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Mar 21, AP Calculus Logarithmic Differentiation Problems and Solutions

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AP Calculus Logarithmic Differentiation Problems and Solutions

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Mar 21, AP Calculus Implicit Differentiation Problems and Solutions

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AP Calculus Implicit Differentiation Problems and Solutions