﻿ Good Questions for Calculus
 Good Questions for Calculus

ExamView 6

Question Banks

For use with CPS (student response system) - CPS-GQCalc_MC.zip

Each question includes additional distractor "? - I don't want to guess."  ( Info on CPS: Using Student Response Systems)

Question Bank:

GQ-Calculus.bnk - 2.1 MB

Zipped (GQ-Calculus.zip - 463 KB)

Question Bank:

GQ-Calculus-EVQB.pdf (427 KB)

ExamView Test: GQ-Calculus-EVTest.pdf (416 KB)

References:

 • Cornell University Mathematics Department's GoodQuestions Project: http://www.math.cornell.edu/~GoodQuestions/.
 • Great paper: "Asking good questions in the mathematics classroom (Plenarytalkpaper.pdf)" by Maria Terrell, Cornell University ".

Cornell University Mathematics Department's GoodQuestions Project: http://www.math.cornell.edu/~GoodQuestions/.  "The Cornell University Mathematics Department's GoodQuestions Project has developed and made available a set of multiple-choice GoodQuestions, checks of student understanding for use with a CRS during introductory calculus classes." (Description taken from Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching - See reference).

Tim Fahlberg's math professor sister, Dr. Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska, and many of her students recently converted Dr. Maria Terrell's "Good Questions for Calculus" into ExamView format. By converting these questions to ExamView we hope that more educators will use these questions to improve student learning in calculus

 a) by using them during class to stimulate discussion (their original purpose),
 b) by using them as the basis of Whiteboard Movies (aka mathcasts) created by students, and
 c) by using them in new & creative ways!

 Topic True/False Bimodal (Multiple Choice or Short Answer) 2.1 The tangent and velocity problems and precalculus. 1 3 2.2 The limit of a function. 3 2 2.3 Calculating limits using the limit laws. 0 6 2.4 Continuity 7 4 2.5 Limits involving infinity. 3 2 2.6 Tangents, velocities, and other rates of change. 0 5 2.7 Derivatives 5 1 2.8 The derivative as a function. 0 4 2.9 & 3.8 Linear approximations and Differentials. 0 10 3.1 Derivatives of polynomials and exponential functions. 1 5 3.2 The product and quotient rules. 1 3 3.4 Derivatives of trigonometric functions. 0 5 3.5 The Chain Rule. 0 4 3.6 Implicit Differentiation. 0 3 3.7 Derivatives of logarithmic functions. 2 1 4.1 Related Rates. 1 4 4.2 Maximum and Minimum Values. 1 6 4.3 Mean Value Theorem and shapes of curves. 2 7 4.5 L'Hospital's Rule. 0 3 4.6 Optimization 1 3 4.8 Newton's Method. 0 3 4.9 Antiderivatives 4 1 5.1 Areas and Distances. 1 2 5.2 The Definite Integral. 2 5 5.3 Evaluating Definite Integrals. 2 3 5.4 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. 2 4 5.5 The Substitution Rule. 0 4

Important note: Please let us know if you find any errors in these questions by emailing Tim Fahlberg. Thanks!