Straumanis, A. et al. Lancaster, PA: The POGIL Project; Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2021.
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About the Book
Students learn when they are actively engaged and thinking in class. The activities in this book are the primary classroom materials for teaching Calculus 1, using the POGIL method. Each activity leads students to discovery of the key concepts by having them analyze data and make inferences. The result is an "I can do this" attitude, increased retention, and a feeling of ownership over the material.
About the Authors
Andrei Straumanis has a B.A. in Chemistry from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Stanford University. During a three-year NSF-supported post-doctoral fellowship in SMET education, Dr. Straumanis developed and tested materials for guided inquiry organic chemistry. Since 1997, he has given numerous talks and workshops on active learning in organic chemistry and the use of guided inquiry in large classrooms.
Catherine Bénéteau is an associate professor in mathematics and statistics at the University of South Florida. She was educated in Canada at McGill University where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics. She obtained her Ph.D. in 1999 at the University at Albany, under the supervision of Boris Korenblum. Her main research interests are in complex function theory and mathematics education.
Zdenka Guadarrama is an associate professor and chair of the department of mathematics at Rockhurst University. She is passionate about mathematics education and outreach, with her work currently focusing on mathematics curriculum development through inquiry, and the intersections of mathematics with other fields, particularly the arts.
Jill E. Guerra is a preceptor of mathematics at Harvard University. She earned her B.S. from the University of Buffalo and her Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas.
Laurie Lenz is currently a professor of mathematics at Marymount University. She has done research in the field of combinatorial group theory, a blend of group theory and topology. She is currently studyingcollege algebra and calculus reform, the use of technology in the classroom, and research and assessment of teaching methodologies. She earned her B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. from the State University of New York Albany.