Calculus...More Help!!
Two weeks ago, a calculusfocused web site was discussed, along with its visual tutorials, problem sets, and some calculusbased songs. Other calculus sites have been reviewed earlier (please search the Archives...), as they included interactive Applets and problem sets.
Each time I teach calculus, I suggest the following websites to my students along with these brief comments:
 Web site #1: A good place to look for help…at first panic and for review
 Web site #2: A wellrespected site with a lot of information about everything pertaining to calculus
 Web site #3: Calculus tools (e.g. calculus calculators for seeing and doing and doing calculus)
 Web site #4: Graphics to illustrate calculus concepts and processes…plus other fun experiments
 Web site #5: Links…ideas…help….examples….and more links
 Web site #6: An interesting title and twist on things…..with some helpful ideas and support
 Web site #7: Exactly what it says….calculus lessons that can be explored at home…plus much more
 Web site #8: Can be helpful on explaining beginning ideas in calculus
 Web site #9: Interesting title of "mathnerds"…and some interesting information
 Web site #10: Maximizing the box's volume problem, plus a lot more
 Web site #11: Not where I get my exam questions…but it can provide some good practice and more than fifty other calculus links
 Web site #12: Sample problems, tutorials, and connections to physics/sciences
 Web site #13: Having a hard time “seeing” the underlying concepts…this site might help
 Web site #14: Need some practice problems or insights
 Web site #15: UBC Course site that has some interesting and helpful “in class simulations”
 Web site #16: One professor’s attempt to summarize difficult concepts (probably half of it applies to derivativerelated content and the rest to integralrelated content)
 Web site #17: Tons of information about calculus…some you want to know, some you probably do not
 Web site #18: Tutorials, problems, even the Quadratic Formula song
 Web site #19: Some helpful simulations, problems and the I Will Survive song…all set up by a high school AP Calculus class
 Web site #20: Free help on calculus questions……but maybe not “your” questions
 Web site #21: Archive of interesting and challenging calculus problems
Now, I have no idea if these web sites are ever accessed by my students. But, I do know that when I send an email with a suggested web site link to these same students, most of them check the link out. Guess it is the difference between overwhelming quantity and implied quality.
