Friday, September 10, 2010

Calculus By and for Young People

This week’s resource is Calculus By and for Young People. Take an hour to listen to the Elluminate recording if you have the time. If not check out A Map to Calculus for some great activities to do in the classroom.

While most people argue that Algebra is too difficult for students below a certain age. This position is based on the idea that young brains just don’t seem to be able to grasp the concepts of variables or intangibles.

On the other hand many people have found that exploring math and not calling it Algebra can have positive results. In this case we will jump right over Algebra and move to Calculus.

For the high school teachers this can simply be a more constructivist way of teaching Calculus concepts.

For everyone else there are some really cool activities in A Map to Calculus

Don't forget I add all the resources to the wiki and I am also starting to add them to my blog.
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