One topic that has nearly vanished from my teaching is the solving of inequalities "by hand". There are several reasons for that choice:The techniques are difficult to teach and difficult to learn, because they are so close to the ones for the solving of linear equations, but differ in one crucial case.It is difficult to… Continue reading Solving Inequalities

# Tag: Calculus

## The third dimension!

This is another post about sessions I attended last weekend at the Asilomar Northern California CMC conference. (To read the whole set, start here.)Kevin Rees presented two variations on a classic volume optimization problem. In the traditional problem, you start with a square piece of cardboard, cut off congruent squares at the four corners, and… Continue reading The third dimension!