Discussion in 'High School' started by HMM, Jul 8, 2008.
Jul 8, 2008
For those who teach calculus which book do you use.
Calculus 6th edition by James Stewart
Jul 11, 2008
I learned fromt he Stewart book when I was in college, but now I teach college prep (non-AP) calc from Larson's Calculus (7ed)
I've worked with lots of calculus books..
There are only two good ones.. and they both have there good and bad points...
Go with either Stewert or Larson.. and stay away from the others.
I'll have to look in my office to see if I have a copy of Larson
Jul 12, 2008
These two books do a very good job explaining things without being wordy and there examples are quite good. There problems apply to real life situations as well.. which is another plus.
The rest of the books explain things that make even me, who specializes in calculus scratch my head to try and decipher what they are saying.
If you want to check out some of the Larson resources online!
I like pointing my students to the practice quizzes for each chapter - it would be even nicer if there were more problems. But these do provide a nice review with instant feedback!
Jul 13, 2008
I use the AP Calculus text by Finney, Demana, Waits, and Kennedy (iirc) for my AP Calc AB and BC classes.
For regular calculus, I use Stewart 6th edition.
Do you like the Finney, Demana, Waits, and Kennedy book?
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