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Calculus Renewal in the Context of Undergraduate SMET Education

  • Melvin D. George
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Abstract

The calculus reform movement occurred in the context of other concerns and developments related generally to science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) education. It is important to understand that general context, as well as to consider specific issues that have recently become clear in that context, which suggest agendas for the next developments in undergraduate mathematics education.

Keywords

Undergraduate Education Teacher Preparation Program Agenda Item Individual Faculty Member Curricular Issue 
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