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Humanizing Calculus

Michelle Cirillo 

August 2007, Volume 101, Issue 1, Page 23

Abstract:
The history and the mathematics used by Newton and Leibniz in their invention of calculus. The exploration of this topic is intended to show students that mathematics is a human invention. Suggestions are made to help teachers incorporate the mathematics and the history into their own lessons.

Keywords:
Article
Calculus and Higher Level Mathematics
Connections / Applications
Grades 9-12
Equity / Diversity / Special Needs
Teacher