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An Overview of the Calculus Curriculum Reform Effort: Issues for Learning, Teaching and Curriculum Development

J. Ferrini-Mundy
K. Graham
Journal / Anthology

American Mathematical Monthly
Year: 1991
Volume: 98
Issue: 7
Page range: 627-635

Substantial discussion is underway in the mathematics education and mathematics communities concerning calculus pedagogy and curriculum, and there is considerable momentum for a national reform of the college calculus curriculum. Prominent mathematicians have elected to become involved in this process, and are aware of the immensity and importance of the enterprise. ... A brief summary of national hata alone provides compelling documentation of the need for change. ... Surveys suggest that students are rarely asked to deal with "higher-level" problems, and that "pencil and paper algebraic manipulations are the order of the day." It is no small wonder that reform follows.

*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Calculus