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Category Archives: Calculus

Covid-19 Calculus and Logistics

As the Covid – 19 virus is spreading across the whole world and keeping me(us) cooped up, I can’t help but keep an eye on the data. I’ve been following … Continue reading

April 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

Shared Driveway Optimization in Calculus

This is a post with a link to a Calculus optimization problem I’m working on.

January 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Using Student Created Problems in Calculus.

Last week I used Desmos Activity Builder for a lesson on choosing which function out of a set of three graphs were the position, velocity, and acceleration. Here it is: Position, … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

WODB – Which one Doesn’t Belong? With a Couple Twists.

Fun Challenging assignment in Calculus that focuses on what a derivative tells you about a function.

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

My students made the quiz!

In Calculus we are currently doing rates problems. If you are familiar with AP Calculus, then you should be pretty intimate with the famous Amusement Park problem and all of … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

Areas Under the Curve and Desmos

I just can’t quite get enough Desmos. Previously software always let me down. It regularly wouldn’t do things I wanted it to do. Desmos on the other hand doesn’t let … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Student examples of Iteration in the complex plane.

The article that inspired this art is: “Iteration in the Complex Plane”, by Robin S. O’Dell was found in the April 2014 edition of Mathematics Teacher. My students are working on their own pieces … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Reasoning with Tabular Data in your Dreams

    Last night I was falling asleep and I had a great assignment idea. I got up grabbed a piece of paper and wrote the following down. This morning … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

Basic Algebra in Calculus

I had a student in Calculus today ask why I said, “that’s a fair question, let’s check it out.” As I wrote the following stuff on the board I was … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

Foldable Parents

Some people would like to be able to fold up their parents and bring the with them wherever they go. Other’s would like to fold them up, put them in … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 1 Comment