** Next:** The Labs

#
A LABORATORY APPROACH TO CALCULUS USING

INTERACTIVE FEATURES OF THE WORLD-WIDE WEB

#### To Appear: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual International Conference
on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, November 7-10, 1996, Reno, Nevada

## Introduction

The School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota is developing
a new ``Calculus Initiative'' sequence for students in its Institute
of Technology. The typical student in this sequence is an
engineering major, although there are also students from computer
science, physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Accordingly, the new
calculus sequence incorporates content, instructional methods, and
learning tools that we believe will help our students
become mathematically literate engineers and scientists.

Details of this curriculum are described in
[Keynes, et. al]. This
paper solely focuses on the laboratory modules in the course,
especially those that utilize interactive features of the World-Wide
Web. The labs that we describe here were developed at the Geometry
Center and are available on the Web.
Be warned: a written summary is
not a substitute for
actually looking at the labs!

URL for this page: http://www.geom.umn.edu/~fjw/calc-init/ICTCM

Document Created: Fri Nov 29 11:33:21 1996

Last modified: Fri Nov 29 12:36:03 1996

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