**The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology**

4 – 26 July 2012, Thailand

**Concepts in Calculus**

24 July 2012, 9:00 – 16:00

**Concepts in Calculus** introduces participants to several ideas about making the learning of calculus more than a memorization of formulas. Below are documents to accompany the presentation, in the order they are discussed.

**Enrollment statistics**for mathematics courses at IMSA, Academic Year 2012 – 2011.- Questions from the
**warm-up quiz**on continuity and limits. **Practice problems**involving the floor function. (Handout.)**Commentary**on the practice problems.**Notes**on the derivative as a linear approximation.- Some
**practice problems**on the derivative as a linear approximation. (Handout.) - The homework assignment for writing
**Original Problems.** - A discussion of
**innovative assessments**in Calculus I. - An example of a
**calculus exam**involving conceptual questions. - A selection of
**conceptual problems**from several calculus exams. (Handout.) - An extended series of
**notes on Taylor series.**

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