Engaging students with interactive figures
Author Eric Schulz demonstrates how he brought static figures to life in precalulus and calculus. Throughout his course, students engage with the mathematics and develop deeper visual and conceptual understanding of the material.
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Eric Schulz has taught mathematics at Walla Walla Community College since 1989 and began working with Mathematica in 1992. Eric loves working with students, is passionate about their success, and has maintained a career-long interest in the innovative and effective use of technology for teaching math. Schulz developed the Basic Math Assistant, Classroom Assistant, and Writing Assistant palettes that ship in Mathematica worldwide. He has co-authored multiple textbooks, including Calculus and Calculus: Early Transcendentals (with Briggs, Cochran, and Gillett). For Precalculus (with Sachs and Briggs) he has written, coded, and created dynamic eTexts combining narrative, videos, and Interactive Figures using Mathematica and CDF technology. He holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Seattle Pacific University and a graduate degree in mathematics from the University of Washington.