Links to helpful sites and information.
Computing Technology for Math Excellence (http://www.ct4me.net) is devoted to the standards movement and integrating technology into teaching and learning and into K-12 mathematics and calculus. Find specific resources for the Common Core math standards, project-based learning, standardized testing, virtual manipulatives, technology integration, software, math apps and sites for basic skills, problem solving, homework assistance, games/simulations, multimedia development, web design, math initiatives, math methodology, professional development, research, and news, including No Child Left Behind, the Every Student Succeeds Act, and the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Accessibility resources are included.
WINPLOT a FREE graphing utility for PCs. This program does all kinds of 2D and 3D graphing and has many features
perfect for demonstrating the ideas of calculus (Riemann sums, solids of revolution and regular cross-section, moving
tangent lines, etc.) as well as pre-calculus (transformations, parameters, parametric and polar graphs, etc.) . Have
your students download their own copy. Graphs of all type may be quickly pasted into Word documents. Click here
or here instructions.
CALCULUS IN MOTION by Audrey Weeks. Used with Geometer’s Sketchpad (v. 4.0), this product illustrates all of the main
ideas and problems of calculus. Also includes animations of most of the free-response questions since 1997.
Updated yearly. While your here look at Algebra in Motion.
ASSESSING TRUE ACADEMIC SUCCESS: THE NEXT FRONTIER OF REFORM by Dan Kennedy. An
excellent article not only relevant to Calculus but to all mathematics courses.
ADAPTING AP MATHEMATICS QUESTIONS AS A PRE- AP STRATEGY by Dixie Ross. One thing you can
do to prepare your students, starting before Algebra 1 and continuing through their precalculus course is to adapt AP free-response questions to the skills students are presently learning. This article explains so of the techniques you
can use and links to actual examples.
TEACHING AP CALCULUS by Lin McMullin. A guide and resource book for AP calculus teachers. Third edition.
Chapters on preparing to teach the courses, the topics and hints on teaching them, the exam, and activities. This is based on what I cover in my one-week summer institutes.\
Math History and Biographies
A web site for finding out about the history of mathematics, biographies of mathematicians and other information at University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Click here.