id: 06664332
dt: j
an: 2016f.01327
au: Ferguson, Sarah
ti: An AP calculus classroom amusement park.
so: Math. Teach. (Reston) 109, No. 7, 514-519 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: M50 U60
ut: advanced placement programs; calculus; learning activities; recreational
facilities; high-school students; secondary school mathematics;
manipulative materials; mathematical concepts
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/Publications/Mathematics-Teacher/2016/Vol109/Issue7/An-AP-Calculus-Classroom-Amusement-Park/
ab: Summary: Throughout the school year, AP Calculus teachers strive to teach
course content comprehensively and swiftly in an effort to finish all
required material before the AP Calculus exam. As early May approaches
and the AP Calculus test looms, students and teachers nervously
complete lessons, assignments, and assessments to ensure student
preparation. Then, all of a sudden, exam day arrives, signifying the
end of content coverage in many AP Calculus classes. Teachers often
search for activities to fill classroom time for the remainder of the
school year. This article presents an end-of-the-year AP Calculus
project where students create an amusement park ride and explore the
applications to calculus concepts. (ERIC)
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