Welcome

Identifying points matching conditions on the surfaceWelcome to the Raising Calculus to the Surface project site. The goal of this project is to develop a new method for teaching and learning multivariable calculus in which students actively explore central ideas through measurement and conjecture. Using physical models with a dry-erase finish and accompanying instruments, students can draw, measure, and grasp concepts geometrically and investigate key ideas before formal introduction in lecture. Read a more detailed project summary on the NSF website. We will be using this site to support our own collaborative work, provide interested teachers with access to project resources, and share our findings with the world. Access to many of our project resources requires that you become a registered member of this site and sign in. If you are interested, please contact us.

2019 Raising Calculus and The Vector Calculus Bridge Workshop

Registration is now open for a 4-day joint workshop combining Raising Calculus to the Surface and The Vector Calculus Bridge Project. Contingent upon NSF funding, the workshop will be held June 18-21 at Concordia University in Irvine, California. The curriculum for Raising Calculus and The Vector Calculus Bridge Project nicely complement and support one another: They both approach multivariable/vector calculus from a geometric perspective and utilize group-based activities to provide opportunities for students to discover and explore underlying mathematical concepts.  


Workshop Dates: Tuesday, June 18th (8:30am - 4:30pm), Wednesday, June 19th (8:30am - 4:30pm), Thursday, June 20th (8:30am - 4:30pm), Friday, June 21st (8:30am - 4:30pm)


Workshop Leaders: Aaron Wangberg (Winona State University), Melinda Schulteis (Concordia University - Irvine), Tevian Dray (Oregon State University), and Corinne Manogue (Oregon State University)



Anticipated NSF Support

If funded by the NSF, the workshop will be able to provide 20 to 24 participants with support for local expenses, a portion of travel expenses, and instructors materials including a classroom kit of 4, 8, or 12 surfaces. We anticipate hearing from the NSF on or around Math 15th. Register now, but wait to make travel accommodations until we hear about NSF support. [ If we don't get funding, we can't do the workshop or pay any expenses. ]


2018 Summer Workshop

Registration is now open for a 3-day Raising Calculus to the Surface workshop held June 25th - June 27th, 2018 at the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School in Richmond, Virginia. The Raising Calculus curriculum approaches multivariable/vector calculus from a geometric perspective.  The group-based activities provide opportunities for students to discover new mathematical ideas before they are introduced formally by the instructor.  Participants in the workshop will


Get Surfaces and attend the 2017 Summer Workshop

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Registration is now open for a 3-day Raising Calculus to the Surface workshop held June 19th - June 21st, 2017, at Winona State University in Winona, MN.  The Raising Calculus curriculum approaches multivariable/vector calculus from a geometric perspective.  The group-based activities provide opportunities for students to discover new mathematical ideas before they are introduced formally by the instructor.  Participants in the workshop will

Summer 2014 Workshops

The following workshops will be held during the summer of 2014.  Additional information is available on the link for each page.

Upcoming Workshops:

Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA: Monday, June 16th - Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Winona State University, Winona, MN:  Monday, June 23th - Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

City University of New York, New York, NY:  June 30 - July 1, 2014

AAPT Conference, Minneapolis, MN:  Tentatively (in conjunction with PERC), Wednesday July 30th, 2014

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