Thursday, July 16

The Deconstruction of Calculus Reform

9:00 AM-9:45 AM
Chair: Bart Ng, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Room: Convocation Hall

Calculus reform in all shapes and sizes is ubiquitous. In this talk, the speaker will examine the entire phenomenon, beginning with the underlying motivations that created it. He will consider various market forces, and discuss the role of funding agencies in promoting reform .

The presentation will address the following three questions: (1) How well do the current reform efforts relate to the problems they are supposed to solve? (2) Are the engines that are driving reform likely to produce lasting solutions to our educational problems? (3) Does reform do more harm than good?

George E. Andrews
Department of Mathematics
Pennsylvania State University

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