Mathematical Association of America, Southeastern Section,
89th Annual Meeting, March 26-27 (2010), Elon University, Elon,
Integral Calculus in a One-Semester Calculus Course, Michel Helfgott, East Tennessee State University
Abstract: The Symbiosis project at ETSU (2006-2010), funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is a three-semester integrated sequence of biology, mathematics, and statistics for freshman-sophomore students. The first semester has a strong statistical component, while the second semester is mostly calculus and biological topics with links to calculus. The third semester is oriented toward bioinformatics, including analysis of microarray data, and other mathematical and statistical topics. I will explain how we approach the challenge of teaching the essentials of integral calculus through a combination of technology, relevant applications to biology, and standard mathematical techniques.