STEM Education Seminar:Dr. David Bressoud
Dr. David Bressoud
Title: Teaching Calculus Now: Current Trends and Best Practices
Abstract: Since 2009, the Mathematical Association of America has conducted national studies of mainstream Calculus. For the first five years, Characteristics of Successful Programs in College Calculus undertook a large-scale national survey of students and instructors in Calculus I with follow-up case study visits to 20 of the colleges and universities that had interesting and promising programs. We are now embarked on an expanded study begun in 2015, Progress through Calculus. This project broadens our study to the entire Precalculus through Calculus II sequence while focusing on cataloging the efforts currently underway to improve student success through this sequence and documenting what does and does not work in the actual implementation of these efforts. This talk will provide an overview of what has been learned.
The STEM Education Seminar & Journal Club Series is sponsored by the Helmsley Charitable Trust.