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Educational non-profit use with proper citation is
allowed and encouraged!
If you have questions or have used or modified feel free to drop me at note at barzilai at gmail dot com
- Activities - ||Explorations; usually for in-class (can finish for
Suited for cooperative learning (group-work).
|- Projects -||Long-term (multi-week) in-depth investigations,
outside of class|
Normally in small groups. Use math plus writing/exposition.
| - Capsules -
||Tutorials, mini-lectures, and discovery-based intro to topics.
|| - Resources -
||Handouts for students: How to work in groups in class; how to work
on projects outside of class; & more. For instructors sample syllabus and course structure as
pioneered at Cornell in mid-1990s; adaptable for your 21st century
needs, just modify, say "mash-up" and go!
|"Hello! I am a high school Calculus teacher in Las Vegas. I 've been using some of your projects in my class...Thank you for your wonderful problems!"|
Long-Term Student Projects
Unlike the Activities section and most of the Capsules and Tutorials section, I am not the author of any of these long-term (multi-week) projects and links are usually to external websites.
Guidelines for students
Capsules & Tutorials
By Harel Barzilai except "If only..." by Marshall Cohen and "Power Maths" by Sidney Schuman.
See also the Taylor Series Cookbook in the Activities section which includes a mini-lecture for students, on strategies (Finding Power Series / Taylor Series for Functions)
projects, and student oral presentations.
For Handing out to Students:
• A sample Flyer to Advertise Reform Sections of Calculus
• Sample Course Information Sheet for Day 1.
[Praise for Harel Barzilai's handout, "Some Suggestions on Working in Groups" by Dr. Jackson back in 1996]
(Today she is VP for Learning and IT, Chief Information Officer, and Associate Provost at the University of IL)
I first became interested in groupwork as a graduate student at Cornell, where I was involved
in instigating a reform initiative (http://math.cornell.edu/~projcalc/
→ click on "Spring 1995 Projects Calculus" and "A Cross-Referenced History")