Mathematics for Teaching Category: Calculus

## Category: Calculus

### Variables, Constants and Parameters

Whether a mathematical notation is a variable,  parameter, or constant depends on what you mean by it. If you intend to represent the value of a quantity whose measure varies within a situation, then you are using that notation as a variable. If you intend to represent the value of a quantity whose measure is the…

### Teaching the derivative function

Most Grade 10 syllabus do not yet include the concept and calculation of derivative. At this level, the study of function which started in Year 7 and Year 8 on linear function is simply extended to investigating other function classes such as polynomial function to which linear and quadratics belong, the exponential function and its…

### Prerequisite knowledge for calculus

This post describes foundational reasoning abilities and mathematical knowledge students need to develop before beginning a course in calculus. 1. Covariational reasoning This type of reasoning involves recognition of two quantities that are changing together. A student who considers how two quantities in a dynamic situation change together is said to be engaging in covariational…