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LECTURE TAKING UP THE WHOLE CLASS PERIOD?
CREATE MORE TIME IN CLASS TO WORK WITH STUDENTS!
This is a note-taking guide that I created and use in my AP Calculus courses. I run a "flipped" classroom and use note-taking guides such as this one to introduce my students to the material as homework. Then, class time can be used to discuss the material with the students and answer their individual questions. Also, more class time is available to supplement, enrich, and to incorporate visual aids.
For homework, I request that the students read the assigned section in their textbook and then re-read the section while filling in the note-taking guide. They are exposed to the way mathematics textbooks are written and how the material is developed. My hope is this will make learning mathematics at the college-level easier for them.
The note-taking guides are not meant to cover every detail of a section. I always supplement the next day in class.
I have also included my filled-in copy of the note-taking guides. Make sure to only distribute the blank guide to the students!
The guides include learning objectives at the top, so if your administrator wants to know how the students are supposed to know what the day's objectives are you can tell them that the students can find the day's objective at any time by looking at their notes. :)
The note-taking guides were created for use with the 9th edition of "Calculus" by Larson and Edwards (not the early transcendentals version). These note-taking guides could be easily modified for the 7th or 8th editions of this textbook (or later editions unless major changes in the textbook are made). These note-taking guides will also work with the single variable version of this textbook.
** I have note-taking guides for every section in the textbook that contains material needed for the AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC curriculum. I currently do not use these for the vector portion of BC, since there is little vector material needed in BC.**
Feel free to use these note-taking guides as you see fit. If you are reluctant to give up lecture, you could use these for your lecture and it saves the students from having to write down everything you write down and they can focus more on you and what you say.
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