Author Archives: Matt Boelkins

Math with all the feels

The following is a guest post from David Austin. David is Professor of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University, author of the free OER text Understanding Linear Algebra, chair of the American Institute of Mathematics’ Open Textbook Initiative Editorial Board, … Continue reading

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Three notes about updated HTML for APC and ACS

For all Active Calculus texts, users should always view the HTML version of each as the definitive version: the HTML is easiest and fastest to update. You can always see the last date the HTML was updated by going to … Continue reading

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More on Active Calculus in Runestone

As noted in an earlier post, at Mathfest in Tampa, Chrissy Safranski and I led a minicourse on teaching Active Calculus and using Runestone. We had a great time doing that and here I want to share a few updates … Continue reading

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Two free, open calculus texts for specialized audiences

If you are teaching a class titled something like “Business Calculus” or “Calculus for the Biological Sciences” anytime soon, this post is for you. Mike May and Anneke Bart of Saint Louis University have an excellent text for business calculus, … Continue reading

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Active Calculus news and updates for Fall 2023

The summer of 2023 has been an exciting time of new developments and opportunities related to Active Calculus. In this post I’ll offer a short overview of the biggest items, and then offer more details in subsequent posts. View this … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Mathfest

At Mathfest, Chrissy Safranski and I will be leading a minicourse titled “Teaching Active Calculus using Runestone” that will introduce participants to the Runestone platform. Runestone is a Learning Engineering Analytics Platform that allows students to log in to their … Continue reading

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Welcome to the updated activecalculus.org

Welcome to the redesigned activecalculus.org, including this new location for the blog that was formerly hosted at https://opencalculus.wordpress.com/.

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Fall 2022 reminders and updates

A list of things you might find helpful if you are teaching or learning from APC, ACS, or ACM: + Updated HTML There have been minor updates to the HTML for APC and ACS. These are almost all tiny and … Continue reading

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A Calc 2 Teachalong

My wife is a professional knitter. She designs patterns, teaches classes and techniques, works at major events like Rhinebeck (think “yarn conferences”) and manages the social media for a yarn company and a yarn shop. Yarn folks often engage in … Continue reading

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Alternate ending: draft of a new Chapter 8

I’ve written a rough draft of a very different version of Chapter 8 for Active Calculus (single variable), and I am interested in feedback from users. TL;DR version: I have come to think that the Taylor series representations of the … Continue reading

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