An Evaluative Calculus Project: Applying Bloom's Taxonomy to the Calculus Classroom
Calculus, Bloom's taxonomy, capstone project, evaluation
In education theory, Bloom's taxonomy is a well-known paradigm to describe domains of learning and levels of competency. In this article I propose a calculus capstone project that is meant to utilize the sixth and arguably the highest level in the cognitive domain, according to Bloom et al.: evaluation. Although one may assume that mathematics is a value-free discipline, and thus the mathematics classroom should be exempt from focusing on the evaluative aspect of higher-level cognitive processing, I surmise that we as mathematics instructors should consider incorporating such components into our courses. The article also includes a brief summary of my observations and a discussion of my experience during the Fall 2008 semester, when I used the project described here in my Calculus I course.
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Karaali, G., An Evaluative Calculus Project: Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy to the Calculus Classroom, PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, Volume 21 Issue 8 (November 2011), pages 719–731. doi: 10.1080/10511971003663971