How I Teach Calculus: A Comedy (Limit Definition of the Derivative)

This post is a part a larger series documenting the changes I am making to my calculus course. My goals are to implement standards-based grading and to introduce genuine applications of the concepts being taught. I’m not suffering any delusions that any of this is all that ground-breaking, I just want to log the comedy… Read more How I Teach Calculus: A Comedy (Limit Definition of the Derivative)

Standards-Based Grading: Science – Qualitative (3 of 7)

This is the third in a series on the implementation of standards-based grading in specific disciplines. A lot has already been written on this subject that I hope to expand on.  A bit of motivation before moving on: Ask yourself, “Does my gradebook mean anything to anyone other than myself? How can I use assessment… Read more Standards-Based Grading: Science – Qualitative (3 of 7)