id: 06474270
dt: a
an: 2015e.00715
au: Helfgott, Michel
ti: Improved teaching of the calculus through the use of historical materials.
so: Swetz, Frank (ed.) et al., Learn from the masters. Proceedings of the
international conference/workshop on the history of mathematics, held
in Kristiansand, Norway, August of 1988. Providence, RI: Mathematical
Association of America (ISBN 0-88385-703-0/pbk). Classr. Resour.
Mater., 135-144 (1995).
py: 1995
pu: Providence, RI: Mathematical Association of America
la: EN
cc: I15 A30 D35 D45
ut: history of mathematics; university teaching; courses; genetic method;
differential calculus; integral calculus; experience reports;
sequences; limits; continuity; derivatives; mean value theorem; extreme
value problems; curve sketching; Taylorâ€™s theorem; area; fundamental
theorem of calculus; exponential functions; Taylor polynomials;
integration methods; numerical integration; curves; polar coordinates
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ab: Summary: Michel Helfgott has actually designed a calculus teaching sequence
based on historical considerations. He relates his experiences in
providing a cultural background for calculus.
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