Book Review: The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems

I bought this book a year ago as a refresher of Calculus and as of now, I am almost finished reading it. I think what separates this book from the rest are the numerous worked examples (well, 1000 of them) with detailed solutions and explanations. Additional pointers and explanations in layman’s words are provided as notes.

This book has 565 pages containing 28 chapters. The first 8 chapters contain a review about equations, polynomials, functions, and trigonometry, while the remaining chapters discussed topics in Calculus I and II: Limits, Differentiation, Integration, Parametric and Polar Equations, Sequences and Series. As a bonus, a chapter on Differential Equations is also included.  Continue reading…

 

GeoGebra Updates: GeoGebra Exam Mode and Followers Features

There are two recent updates in GeoGebra, the first one is the GeoGebra Exam Mode and the second is the GeoGebra Followers feature for its website users.

GeoGebra Exam Mode

One of the recent developments in GeoGebra is the GeoGebra Exam Mode. In this mode, students can use GeoGebra while taking exams. If a student leaves the the GeoGebra window, the GeoGebra toolbar will turn red (see below) and logs the time and duration the student left the window, so teachers would know if students used other programs.

geogebra exam mode

You can access the GeoGebra exam mode here. It runs in major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, Safari). It also runs in full screen, so students cannot use any other program while using it. Further, it can be customized allowing access to selected features (e.g. you can disable the CAS window). Continue reading…

 

How to Change Number Bases Part 2

In the previous post, we have learned how to change numbers form one base to other. In this post, we are going to discuss more examples of number bases particularly the two number systems used in computers: the binary and the hexadecimal system.

The Binary Number System

The binary number system has base 2 and only uses 1 and 0 as digits. The binary number 1101 in expanded form is

1 \times 2^3 + 1 \times 2^2 + 0 \times 2^1 + 1 \times 2^0 or  Continue reading…

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