Wednesday, May 6: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Workshop Description: Applications of Calculus – A Resource Wiki
Students worked collaboratively on a wiki to create a resource for others interested in a non-technical explanation of how calculus is used on a daily basis. This session will describe the year long building blocks that naturally led into the creation of this project: a non-technical resource that explained the usefulness of calculus in the real world. Although the aim of this particular project was mathematical, it can be applied in any content area. A description of the project showing previous students’ work will be included, along with a discussion of how to make this work in the classroom at both a pedagogical and a technological level.
Workshop Presenter: Renée Ashton
Renée Ashton currently teaches AP Calculus at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. She is the MLTI teacher leader for her school.
Recording of workshop: http://stateofmaine.na4.acrobat.com/p53759503/