A two-semester Precalculus/Calculus I sequence: a case study
pre-calculus, calculus, semester
The article begins by highlighting recent trends and concerns in post-secondary Calculus and Precalculus education. The main purpose of the article is to discuss the transition to a new Precalculus/Calculus I two-semester course at Wabash College, a small liberal arts college for men. Three years of data from the earlier, traditional, sequence are compared to two years of preliminary data from the revised sequence. Learning theories are cited to justify the pedagogical value of the revised sequence and a list of possible sequence texts is provided.
Mathematics and Computer Education