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Portfolios in Calculus: Reinforcing Concepts and Inviting Creativity

Evelyn Bailey, Fang Chen 

February 2005, Volume 98, Issue 6, Page 404

Abstract:
A nontraditional graphing assignment in calculus courses that requires students to combine their mathematical, technological, verbal, and artistic skills in a portfolio assessment. Students use their knowledge of graphing at their Calc I or II level to find the function that creates the desired pictorial representation.

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Administrator
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Calculators
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Calculus and Higher Level Mathematics
Curriculum Developer
Grades 9-12
Graphing
Performance-based assessments
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Student Work