What Is So Special About 8.5 × 11? Calculus, Technology and Communication
Mr. R. Duane Skaggs
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Morehead State University
May 12, 1999
Do you remember the first time you became involved in a mathematical investigation? It was exciting, challenging and fun. Calculus students may have never before been exposed to this side of mathematics. For them, mathematics seems to be a bunch of rules in a book with no room for student activity or creativity. We will discuss some projects which combine student involvement, technology, history, and oral and written communication in a way which introduces students to the aspects of mathematics which captivate all of us.
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