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Using Less Calculus in Teaching Calculus: An Historical Approach

The author uses topics from the history of mathematics to advance the notion that geometry and algebra have a pedagogical role to play in solving some problems routinely solved by "brute force" methods of calculus.

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1669
Author(s): 
R. M. Dimitric (Berkeley Basic Research Institute)
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 0007
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
June, 2001
Subject(s): 
Calculus
Single Variable Calculus
Topic(s): 
History of Calculus
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Rating Count: 
21.00
Rating Sum: 
60.00
Rating Average: 
2.86
Author (old format): 
R. M. Dimitric
Applicable Course(s): 
3.0 Calculus
3.1 Mainstream Calculus I
3.2 Mainstream Calculus II
3.4 Non-mainstream Calc I
3.5 Non-mainstream Calc II
Modify Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Average: 2.9 (21 votes)

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