Welcome 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.
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
The following workshops will be held during the summer of 2014. Additional information is available on the link for each page.
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA: Monday, June 16th - Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Winona State University, Winona, MN: Monday, June 23th - Tuesday, June 24th, 2014