# Category Archives: Software

## 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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## 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

## 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

## PreTeXt & the Future of Textbooks

Rob Beezer’s free, open authoring platform PreTeXt is what enables the fantastic HTML output for Active Calculus and so many other free, open textbooks. As part of my work with the PreTeXt Advocacy Group (Sally Koutsoliotas, Jennifer Nordstrom, Bruce Yoshiwara, … Continue reading

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## Active Calculus Preview Activities in Desmos

My GVSU colleagues Marcia Frobish and Taylor Short have created Desmos versions of nearly all of the preview activities in Active Calculus (single variable). You can see the full collection here, and each link offers an option to preview what students … Continue reading

## More from AIM: developments in free & open math texts

So much to share, so just going to go with a bulleted list for now. Hope to flesh out more over the coming months. The American Institute of Mathematics is a cool place and they have an excellent organizational scheme. … Continue reading

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## Joint Meetings 2014: free and open textbooks session

While it was certainly a good conference overall this year, last Friday at the Joint Meetings in Baltimore was particularly fantastic. From 8-11 and 3-5, we had about 15 different presenters share interesting and exciting work and opportunities in the … Continue reading

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## Active Calculus is not like the NSA

So there’s a new brand of e-book out there, and it has an NSA-like flavor: an e-reader that tracks what students have read. From a recent NYT article, “They know when students are skipping pages, failing to highlight significant passages, … Continue reading

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## Geogebra and Marc Renault’s calculus applets

One of my favorite programs is Geogebra. I discovered it years ago when one of my students was submitting superior graphics in a geometry class in typeset work; I asked her what software she was using and how she found … Continue reading

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