The use of computer graphics to support and enhance the presentation of introductory calculus concepts is described.
Computer graphics provides more accurate graph sketching, consistent presentations and the ability to develop mathematical models incrementally. The addition of extensive use of color aids even more, adding contrast, color keying, dimensionality, and interest to an illustration.
Ten lessons have been designed, developed, and evaluated. They employ a set of subroutines which interface to the NBC APC microcomputer graphics software. These lessons as developed and evaluated may be used interactively in the classroom or by individuals, or noninteractively in the classroom by the use of photographic slides.
Windhorst, Kathy B. and Lee, Ralph E., "Color Computer Graphics as Applied to Introductory Calculus Instruction" (1984). Computer Science Technical Reports. 72.
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