Some education papers and notes
"Changing practices in teaching and learning at MIT,"
.pdf, a white paper written for the
Task Force on the Undergraduate Commons, December, 2005.
"Initial conditions, generalized functions, and the Laplace transform,"
with Kent Lundberg and
has appeared: IEEE Control Systems Magazine 27 (2007) 22--35.
"Computer-assisted explorations in mathematics: pedagogical adaptations
across the Atlantic," .pdf,
with Suzanne Greenwald, in University Collaboration for Innovation: Lessons
from the Cambridge-MIT Institute, Sense Publishers, 2007, pp 121-131:
a report on the development of CATAM at
Cambridge University and the Mathematics Project Laboratory at MIT.
Handout for 2007 Science and Engineering Program for Teachers talk,
"Knots and Numbers,"
.pdf. And here
are the slides.
"Computer manipulatives in an ordinary differential equations course:
development, implementation, and assessment," with Deborah Upton,
.pdf, Journal of Science
Education and Technology 17 (2008) 124--137: a report on the development of the
d'Arbeloff Interactive Mathematics Project's
"Legendre transform in two-dimensional thermodyamics,"
.pdf, a summary of thermodyamics of
a single species, as background for a treatment of Legendre transform
in advanced calculus.
"Interactive applets in calculus and engineering courses,"
with Heidi Burgiel, Chad Lieberman, and Karen Willcox, in
Enhancing Mathematics Understanding through Visualization: the Role of
Dynamical Software, edited by Samer Habre, IGI Global, May, 2013,
"A laboratory course in mathematics,"
.pdf with Kathy Lin, published in
New directions for Mathematics Research Experiences for Undergraduates,
Here are Supplementary Notes from the Spring, 2012,
version of 18.03, Differential Equations.
"Crosslinks: Improving course connectivity using online open educational
with Karen Willcox and Luwen Huang,
vol 46 issue 3, Fall 2016,
"Open Education Resources: Past, present and future,"
.pdf with Eric Klopfer and
vol 46 issue 3, Fall 2016, pp 3-4.
"Language, technology, and engagement in the Haitian classroom:
An interim report on the MIT-Haiti Initiative,"
here in the CODEE Journal 12 (2019) 123-138.
"Computer manipulatives and student engagement in an online
mathematics course," .pdf with
Jennifer French and Anindya Roy, to appear as a chapter in
"Active Learning in College Science."
"An electronic seminar on mathematics education,"
here, MAA Focus April/May 2019, pp 24-25.
"The Electronic Seminar on Mathematics Education:
Creating an online community of educators," a talk at the
Canadian Mathematical Society meeting, December, 2019.
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