Active Calculus 2.0

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Description

Active Calculus is different from most existing calculus texts in at least the following ways: the text is freely readable online in HTML format and is also available for in PDF; in the electronic format, graphics are in full color and there are live links to java applets; version 2.0 now contains WeBWorK exercises in each chapter, which are fully interactive in the HTML format and included in print in the PDF; the text is open source, and interested users can gain access to the original source files on GitHub; the style of the text requires students to be active learners — there are very few worked examples in the text, with there instead being 3-4 activities per section that engage students in connecting ideas, solving problems, and developing understanding of key calculus concepts; each section begins with motivating questions, a brief introduction, and a preview activity, all of which are designed to be read and completed prior to class; following the WeBWorK exercises in each section, there are several challenging problems that require students to connect key ideas and write to communicate their understanding. For more information, see the author's website and blog.

License: Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike Noncommercial. This license is very open. It allows reuse, remixing, and distribution, but prohibits commercial use and requires any remixes use the same license as the original. This limits where the content can be remixed into, but on the other hand ensures that no-one can remix the content then put the remix under a more restrictive license. The non-commercial clause can make getting printed copies of remixes challenging depending upon how strictly the authors interpret the clause.

Creator

Matthew Boelkins
David Austin
Steven Schlicker

Source

https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/books/15/

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries

Contributor

Cut Rita Zahara

Rights

Creative Commons

Type

Files

Active Calculus 2.0.pdf

Collection

Citation

Matthew Boelkins, David Austin , and Steven Schlicker, “Active Calculus 2.0,” Open Educational Resource (OER) , accessed October 30, 2020, http://oer.iain-padangsidimpuan.ac.id/items/show/95.

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