TSG 1.8: Teaching and learning of calculus


TSG 1.8 seeks contributions on research and development in the teaching and learning of Calculus, both at upper secondary and tertiary level. Submissions of papers and proposals for posters will address advances, new trends, and important work done in recent years on the teaching and learning processes of Calculus. These can include:

  • Precalculus topics, such as students’ understanding of the mathematics of change;
  • The transition from pre-calculus to calculus;
  • Introducing and building basic concepts of Calculus in upper secondary and/or tertiary education;
  • Meeting the challenges of teaching and learning Calculus and Analysis at universities and through online courses;
  • Teaching and learning of Calculus for special audiences (e.g.,professional training, engineering, life sciences);
  • Use of technology in the teaching and learning of Calculus, including online courses;
  • The role of visualisation in the teaching and learning of Calculus;
  • Analysis of textbooks concerning the presentation of the concepts of Calculus and Analysis;
  • Easing the transition between secondary and tertiary education in the teaching and learning of Calculus, and between Calculus and Analysis at the tertiary level; and
  • Theoretical approaches to study the phenomena related to the teaching and learning of Calculus.

Submissions can also describe theoretical or pragmatic research into effective practices for the teaching and learning of key concepts of Calculus such as co-variation of functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, or the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, among others.

How to make a submission to TSG 1.8

Submissions for Topic Study Group Papers and proposals for Posters open soon – check the Key Dates table for specific dates relating to this activity.

Contact email addresses for team Co-Chairs are provided in the TSG 1.8 downloadable PDF Description Paper should you wish to contact them with questions before you make a submission.