Today is this blog’s tenth anniversary!
My first post was on July 15, 2012. At the time I was working with the Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science. I was thinking of a series of emails with teaching hints for the calculus teachers I was working with. It occurred to me that a blog format would be more useful to them and to others who stumbled across it. So, that’s how all this all got started.
This is my 492nd post in addition to the 98 pages available from the menu bar. As of this morning, the blog has had, 956,803 visitors and 1,628,857 page views – and counting.
Teaching mathematics is more than just proving the theorems and doing the standard examples. I certainly have not posted about everything there is to know about calculus – which would be difficult, since I don’t know everything. It was never my intent to write an online calculus book or even cover all the topics in the course description. Textbooks do that well enough. I hoped to provide some insight and ideas to help teachers explain things.
But I seem to have little more to add. I have found little new to write about recently. For the past few years, as you’ve probably noticed, many of my post were lists of links to past posts of actual calculus content.
So, I’ve spent some time this month looking at all my past posts and sorting out the ones with real content from those linking to the content posts. I’ve added a new drop-down menu to the navigation bar at the top of the screen called Blog Guide. Here you will find all the content posts organized in a way that I hope you will find useful. (The “link” posts are not there but are still available if you’ve bookmarked any of them.)
Please take a minute to look at the Blog Guide. I hope its organization will help you find your way around. (The “Search, “Posts by Topics,” and the “archives” on the sidebar will also help.)
From now on, the blog will be on autopilot, so-to-speak. There will be few new posts. If I get an interesting idea, I will share it, but will not be posting regularly.
Some of my best inspiration comes from readers. So, if you have a calculus topic you would like me to discuss or expand on, please email me here and I’ll see what I can do. (The address is also on the navigation bar under “About.”), Also, I would appreciate you letting me know of any typos or broken links.
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I hope to have helped you at least a little and hope to continue to do so. Thanks for reading and supporting TeachingCalculus.com.
Enjoy your summer and have a good school year.