The calculus I workbook needs to be updated. The flow of the workbook is not meeting the needs of faculty and students.
The workbook does not have enough guiding questions to allow students to build upon concepts. Also, I am finding myself jumping around and making changes to the workbook during class.
In December 2018, I made the following changes: added table of contents and more guiding questions; changed the flow; added more conceptual questions; condensed practice problems; and included more review of graphing. The new edition of the workbook is being used by two faculty this semester.
Goals: (1) See deeper level thinking (2) See more student discussion (3) See critical thinking skill increase (4) See higher order thinking (5) Have a better flow for faculty
Goals: Work with Michelle to determine if workbook needs immediate updates or can be used as is for awhile
In fall 2010, I wrote a workbook to replace the $250 textbook. Please note: I do not receive royalties from this workbook. The workbook (wb) was used in the calculus/physics learning community as well as traditional calculus classes by me only. Over the years, I have made modification to the wb. As I became more comfortable with the flow of the course, changing my pedagogy and curriculum because of what I have learned from Dwain and Angela in the learning community, and really starting to grasp where students struggle and why, I adjusted the workbook. In Fall 2017, Michelle Breaux began to teach calculus for the first time and adopted the wb, too. Both Michelle and I wanted to see massive changes so that we had more guiding questions and conceptual content. I hope the changes help Michelle and I with guiding our students to a deeper level of thinking and understanding.