Resequencing Calculas: Optimizing the calculus sequence for students in STEM
Optimizing the calculus sequence for students in STEM

Progress to Date

  • Textbook - Preliminary version now in production with Wiley - Publication date 2017
    • 15 chapters
    • Over 1000 pages
    • Over 6500 exercises
    • Over 2000 graphics
  • Phase 1 Classroom Testing at the University of Evansville
    • Calculus 1 – Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Summer 2011, Fall 2011
    • Calculus 2 – Spring 2011, Summer 2011, Fall 2011
    • Calculus 3 – Summer 2011, Fall 2011 (using selected sections of a traditional text)
  • Assessment
    • Surveys of students and faculty in physics and engineering courses that require calculus, both before and after resequencing
    • Skills assessment of students completing old and new sequences
    • Student surveys for evaluation of textbook
    • Feedback from other faculty who have taught the new sequence
    • New summative assessment of calculus sequences under development
  • Ancillaries
    • Student solutions manuals for Calculus I, II, and III
    • Online learning modules (with custom-made videos) covering multivariate topics in reseqeunced Calculus II
    • Online homework integration using WebWork
    • Section-by-section reading problems to facilitate partial flipping of the classroom
  • Phase 2 classroom testing
    • Began in the fall of 2013 at the University of St. Thomas, Millikin University, University of Central Missouri, Valparaiso University, as well as the home school, the University of Evansville
    • Began in the fall of 2014 at Baldwin Wallace University