How Is Everyone "Doing Calculus"?
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A 'Moneyball' Approach to College: Colleges Mine Data to Tailor Students' Experience

A 'Moneyball' Approach to College: Colleges Mine Data to Tailor Students' Experience | How Is Everyone "Doing Calculus"? | Scoop.it

Educators have long held that the interactions between students and professors defy simple reduction. Yet in several areas of campus life, colleges are converting the student experience into numbers to crunch in the name of improving education.

Think of it as higher education meets Moneyball. In the movie, Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane reinvents his struggling baseball team by analyzing statistics in new ways to predict player success. In education, college managers are doing something similar to forecast student success—in admissions, advising, teaching, and more.

In one Harvard calculus class, even who you pair up with for group discussion is determined by a computer, one that tracks how well students are doing on the material.


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Benefits of Learning Calculus with the Help of Online Tutoring

Calculus is an integral part of mathematics. Based on the study of how things change, calculus allows students to identify the effects of changing conditions on the system. It covers various topics like derivatives, integrals, ...
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Interactive teaching methods help students master tricky calculus

Interactive teaching methods help students master tricky calculus | How Is Everyone "Doing Calculus"? | Scoop.it
The key to helping students learn complicated math is to understand how to apply it to new ideas and make learning more interactive, according to a new study by UBC researchers.

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Teaching Calculus Outside

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Another @smithcollege faculty member managed to take a photo of me teaching calculus outside. http://t.co/XwLjh5AySx

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I have actually visited Smith College! The faculty are great!

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