Precalculus Reform at the
University of Michigan

The purpose of this document is to describe the reformed precalculus program of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Michigan. This project uses a reformed precalculus text and emphasizes cooperative learning, gateway testing, and technology in the form of TI-82 calculators.

This document is based on a presentation made by Robert Megginson, who designed and implemented the UM precalculus reform project, to the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics on February 5, 1994. Due to the nature of the medium in which this document appears, and because the reader may be interested in scanning to find some particular feature of our program, this document will be in the form of an outline organized into three sections as follows.

General Information on Precalculus at the University of Michigan

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Last modified Wed 10 May 1995 12:37 EDT

Bob Megginson
Department of Mathematics
University of Michigan