Everyday calculus teaching
Book chapter, 2010

This is a collection of different citations and my own naïve pedagogical reasoning, as a mathematics teacher in higher education, concerning the teaching of mathematics at an introductory university level. I will start with some comments about the present calculus-teaching situation, from both a teacher and a student viewpoint. Then I will present an interview with one of my favorite teachers. I will also comment on some books and texts that I found helpful to me, when trying to better understand the current calculus teaching challenges. Finally, I will briefly discuss two challenges didactics research are facing today: How to manifest itself as an accepted science, and how to convince active teachers about its usefulness in daily teaching.


Torbjörn Lundh

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics

University of Gothenburg

Voices on learning and instruction in mathematics, Emanuelsson, J., Fainsilber, L., Häggström, J., Kullberg, A., Lindström, B. & Löwing, M. (Eds.), National Centre for Mathematics Education, University of Gothenburg.


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