Understanding the calculus

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Tall, David;
(1985)
  • Publisher: Association of Teachers of Mathematics
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    acm: MathematicsofComputing_GENERAL

A number of significant changes have have occurred recently that give us a golden opportunity to review the teaching of calculus. The most obvious is the arrival of the microcomputer in the mathematics classroom, allowing graphic demonstrations and individual investigat... View more
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