Calculus 11x11x11 (11w2178)


Manny Estabrooks (Red Deer College)

Pamini Thangarajah (Mount Royal University)


The "Calculus 11x11x11" workshop will be hosted at The Banff International Research Station.

Introductory calculus has been a challenge not only to the students who take the course but also to the instructors who teach it. At this workshop we will consider common issues faced by all Alberta post secondary institutions with respect to introductory Calculus and we will look for common solutions. Moreover, the British Columbia Committee on the Undergraduate Programme in Mathematics has created a document called First year Core Calculus to promote common curriculum and assessment criteria in B.C. . At this workshop the post secondary institutions of Alberta will consider if it is appropriate for Alberta to construct such a document as well.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologí255a (CONACYT).