Electronic Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

Orlando, Florida, November 17-20, 1994

Paper P004

Report on the NSF Institute Calculus Using Computer Algebra Systems

Darrell H. Abney

Maysville Community College
Maysville, KY 41056

Chris Christensen

Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY 41099-1700

Larry Gilligan

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45206-2822


The National Science Foundation sponsored a Calculus Using Computer Algebra Systems institute at Northern Kentucky University during the past two summers. For two weeks during May of 1993, 38 participants from two-year and four-year colleges from Kentucky and 19 other states were introduced to the symbolic computation systems DERIVE and Mathematica as well as to the non-CAS software CONVERGE and Gyrographics. At the end of the two weeks, all participants were using the software and writing laboratory projects. During the 1993-1994 school year, participants taught calculus at their own schools and developed projects, using various computer algebra systems, for their students. For one week during May of 1994, participants returned to NKU to discuss their efforts and to exchange ideas. During this poster session we will exchange ideas with visitors and distribute copies of a collection of 130 calculus projects developed by the Institute participants.

Keyword(s): calculus, computer algebra systems, Derive, Mathematica