- What is CALCPAGE?
- CALCPAGE is my website
dedicated to helping fellow Mathematics and Computer Science teachers
both in High School and in College.
- Where did CALCPAGE come
- CALCPAGE is short for
"CALCulus webPAGE." In 1988, I started distributing my
AB&BC Calculus teaching materials over the internet to fellow
teachers all over the world!
- How could you be on the
internet in 1988?
- Well first there was
primitive email with uuencode and uudecode, then ftp and archie and then
gopher and then hypertext - the rest, as they say, is history.
- I've been on several
EBBSes, ARPANET, BITNET, FIDONET, USENET, COMPUSERVE and even AOL.
- I've used everything
from DEC PDP 11/780s to IBM 360s, as well as IBM PS2 model 30s with only
an intel 8086 running at 4Mhz with 64KB of RAM to Dell GX270s with an
intel PIV running at 2.6Ghz with 750MB of RAM.
- I've used every kind
of modem known from 300baud to cable modems!
- I've played with every
flavor of DOS, WIMPdoze and Linux.
- What did CALCPAGE do
for so many years?
- Primarily I offered my
Calculus AB&BC WorkBooks and ReviewBooks.
- The WorkBooks were
based on all the Free Response Questions (FRQs) from 1957 to 1999.
Each WorkBook page consisted of one such FRQ and some white space for
students to try out their own solutions. In other words, I used a
workbook format for my students. By the time I was done, I had over
400pp in MS Word 1995 format using inline equation editting.
- The ReviewBooks
consisted of step-by-step solutions to all those questions from 1980 to
1999. There was one solution page (ReviewBook) to each question
page (WorkBook). I ended up with over 200pp of ReviewBook solution
- Neither WorkBooks nor
ReviewBooks will be made available any longer as per College Board
- Why do you only offer
- I had the blessing of
the College Board for many years to help support the Calculus program and
new Calculus teachers.
- However, the College
Board decided to start their own project of FRQs and solutions online
around 2000 and started shutting down any other similar project.
- So, I decided to make
my own copyrighted materials available instead.
- What is a TechBook
- A TechBook consists of
teaching materials I have developed for a Mathematics or Computer Science
course I have taught for several years.
- A College TechBook
covers an entire Semester course based on one textbook.
- This includes College
Algebra&Trig, PreCalculus, Harvard Calculus I and Harvard Calculus
- A High School TechBook
covers only one Quarter of a full year course based on one or two
- This includes High
School PreCalculus and Calculus
- The only CompSci
TeckBook I have available right now is one that introduces problems
solving and algorithms using BASIC. I've used it with IBM BASICA
for DOS and MS QBASIC for Windows. I have recently apadted this
book for use with GNU yabasic for Linux too.
- What are all these
Editions (TBQ, TBS, TBL) about?
- I broke up each
Semester or Quarter TechBook into 3 edtions.
- TBQ is comprised of
all my Quizzes, PreTests, Tests and Take Home Exam questions.
- College TechBooks
only have Tests.
- High School
PreCalculus has Quizzes, PreTests, Tests and Take Home Exam questions.
- High School Calculus
has PreTests, Tests and Take Home Exam questions.
- CompSci TechBooks
have daily worksheets that either introduce a new topic of practice it
with one or two programming projects per day.
- TBS adds on to TBQ by
providing the solutions to all these questions.
- TBL enhanses TBQ&TBS
by providing day-to-day lesson plans.
At this point, TBLs amount to a day-to-day topic and assignment
guide (syllabus) for all my Math courses.
NEW in 2008 are SmartBoard Recordings for all my AP Calculus
AB&BC classes to flesh-out my TBLs!
- All College Editions
include a semester long syllabus to help organize the course and
cross-reference materials from TBQ and TBS of a given Semester.
- All High School
Editions include 2-4 week long assignment sheets to organize the course
and cross-reference materials from TBQ, TBS and TBL of a given Quarter thoughout the entire TechBook.
- All my TechBooks are
based on a particular textbook, but should be easily apadted to yours.
- What are the CALCPAGE
email, website and ftpsite addresses?
- What are past CALCPAGE
- What are past CALCPAGE
MNA Consulting 1988 - 2009