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Helfgott, Michel
Improved teaching of the calculus through the use of historical materials.
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 0883857030/pbk). Classr. Resour. Mater., 135144 (1995).
1995
Providence, RI: Mathematical Association of America
EN
I15
A30
D35
D45
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
Taylor's theorem
area
fundamental theorem of calculus
exponential functions
Taylor polynomials
integration methods
numerical integration
curves
polar coordinates
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.