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en-usCopyright Jim Fowlerfowler@math.osu.edu (Jim Fowler)Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:51:40 -040060Juliana Belding: Calculus Applied! Gauging and Supporting Student Beliefs about the Relevance of Calculus to Other Disciplines
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https://research.math.osu.edu/education/index.html#2017-04-13T13:50:00+00:00Juliana Belding (Boston College): Calculus Applied! Gauging and Supporting Student Beliefs about the Relevance of Calculus to Other Disciplines .
Millions of students take calculus each year, usually as a prerequisite for another discipline or career. Yet the exposure students get to applications of calculus is often limited, leading to a potential disconnect.\nSo what are student beliefs about calculus' relevance to these other areas? And what sort of course experiences might help students better see the potential relevance of calculus to other fields? \nIn this talk, I'll share about my ongoing attempts to answer these questions. I'll discuss ``Calculus Applied!'', a series of interactive modules that feature practitioners from fields such as mathematical biology, economics, physics and medical imaging discussing problems in their fields and how calculus plays a role. These will launch as a massive open online course (MOOC) this summer 2017. \nI'll also talk about their pilot use in Calculus classes at Harvard College and Boston College and share results from a survey designed to measure student beliefs about the relevance of calculus and math to fields outside mathematics.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:50:00 +0000