Real Analysis: An Active Approach
I had the pleasure of presenting a break-out session on teaching Real Analysis to the 2009-2010 Project NExT fellows during their workshop prior to Mathfest in Portland, August 2009. Here are the resources used in the presentation
Several people who attended Project NExT workshop expressed an interest in the instructor's companion to Closer and Closer. The first half of the Instructor's Resource Guide describes the pedagogical philosophy and class procedures that Carol Schumacher uses when she teaches a course out of the book . This portion of the guide may be of interest to anyone who is teaching a real analysis course, particularly if the instructor wishes to use a very active, student-driven approach to the course. The second half of the guide more specifically addresses the nuts and bolts issues associated with the book itself and will be less interesting to those who are teaching from a different text.
- Real Analysis: An Active Approach ---If you would like the original powerpoint with the animations, here it is. I have modified the powerpoint presentation was used to make static slides. There are no "special effects." They can be printed out, as shown. (However, the presentation was designed to use the animations and so there may be some minor loss of information.)
- Handout: This handout contained a series of problems and activities that I used to help the NExT fellows put themselves in their students' shoes. This helped us think and talk about the difficult conceptual issues that students face in their first real analysis course.
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