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Learning opportunities offered by a classical calculus textbook. (English)
Nord. Mat.didakt. 15, No. 2, 5-27 (2010).
Summary: In this paper we present results of an analysis of what the textbook used by the first year engineering students offers the students, when they take a basic calculus course. The aim of this analysis is to examine as an entirety what students are offered by the book to learn about the concept of derivative. The results show that the presentation of the concept is formal and depends on students\rq previous knowledge. The treatment of the concept emphasises procedural knowledge. It is not easy for students using the book to make connections between conceptual and procedural knowledge of the concept of derivative.
Classification: U25 I45 C35
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