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AP Calc day 1 V2 - MHS-Calculus

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AP Calc day 1 V2 - MHS-Calculus
AP Calculus – Day 1
Pretty cheap
training
Modeling Success
Success
Success happens when you have the correct …
Beliefs
+ attitudes
e.g. Mistake = Focused Learning
Mental Syntax
+ History
e.g. How do I think about this?
Physiology
Add your own
I’m not an
expert
e.g. Posture, Alertness, REM
Tony Robbins – Unlimited Power
© 2008, Bob Wilder
AP Calculus – Day 1
Pretty cheap
training
►Have you ever gone bowling?
Gutterball
… and were doing well
… and would be happy with anything
… as long as it wasn’t a gutter ball?
►What happened?
© 2008, Bob Wilder
AP Calculus – Day 1
Pretty cheap
training
Learn about your brain …
Part of your brain thinks in pictures
Gutterball
This visualization is extremely powerful
But there are no “negations”
Picture a gutter ball …
even thinking ‘NOT THIS’
Will frequently result in a gutter ball 
So … positive pictures only PLEASE!
© 2008, Bob Wilder
AP Calculus – Day 1
Pretty cheap
training
►Once upon a time there were 3 groups of mice
* the seniors got to go home with the
researchers and play with the kids and the toys
* the juniors got to go home … but stayed
in cages and watched all the playing
* the sophomores stayed in the lab
►Which mice were the smartest?
© 2008, Bob Wilder
No
Spectators
Allowed!
AP Calculus – Day 1
Pretty cheap
training
To Learn Mathematics
Is to Re-Invent it YOURSELF
Very interesting experiment from the early 1950s
► Playing mice the smartest BY FAR
► The watching mice (with similar mental stimulation)
were slightly better off than lab mice
The moral: Learning (connections between neurons)
happens when you are actively ‘engaged’
Marian Diamond – Learning Trees of the Mind
© 2008, Bob Wilder
No
Spectators
Allowed!
AP Calculus – Day 1
Pretty cheap
training
A few comments - 1
► College classes typically …
… meet 3-4 hours per week and
… expect 2-3 hours of homework (really home study)
for each hour in class
SO you owe me 5-6 hours a week!
… Plan for it now, and see the effects of consistent effort
► ap-calc-08.wikispaces.com
online learning community – join now (to post/edit)
created by “me” so help me learn what you need
► there are a lot of links on the Internet. See the wiki for a set of
links to try first. And if you find a good one, share it!
© 2008, Bob Wilder
Homework
expectations
and help!
AP Calculus – Day 1
Pretty cheap
training
A few comments - 2
► study teams strongly recommended
… by students last year
… by other teachers of AP Calculus
… talking about YOUR understanding is a
great way to understand better
►http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/02.23/05-ap.html
Harvard University study
… AP courses are NOT a good predictor of college success
… Best single predictor: mathematical fluency 
(at least for sciences ….)
► exercises vs. problems – practice vs. learning
© 2008-2009, Bob Wilder
Importance
AP Calculus – Day 1
Pretty cheap
training
Homework
Homework
► two main uses for homework
… show me how you are doing
… useful for review
► Therefore
… upper left: section in book; pages and problem numbers
… center:
how many points the homework is in total
… upper right: name; date; period
Number each problem, and write out question
- not necessarily verbatim
- so that it is easy to review and study from
I won’t be entering a grade for each one, though
► I MUST SEE WORK
“bald” answers will cause your homework to be rejected
© 2008, Bob Wilder
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