I would like to take this opportunity to showcase some of my students’ work from last year. I taught a class called “Great Theorems and Ideas in Mathematics.” It was an upper-level history of mathematics course with a focus on some of mathematics’ greatest theorems. I used William Dunham‘s Journey Through Genius for a good…

# Tag: Teaching

## Wobbly tables and the intermediate value theorem

Tomorrow I’ll be introducing the intermediate value theorem (IVT) to my calculus class. Recall the statement of the IVT: if is a continuous function on the interval and is between and , then there exists a value such that . In other words, achieves all of the intermediate values between and . This is a very underappreciated theorem…

## Line Rider Calculus

The first time I saw Line Rider in action, I knew I should use it for a calculus class, but I didn’t know how. Recently 360 wrote about using Line Rider in a calculus course, and so did Teaching College Math, who suggested creating a video of the action using the screen capture software Jing. This week’s topic in…