Category Archives: Calculus

1. Take one homework problem you have worked on this semester that you struggled

1. Take one homework problem you have worked on this
semester that you struggled to understand and solve,
and explain how the struggle itself was valuable.
○ In the context of this question, describe the struggle and how you
overcame the struggle. You might also discuss whether struggling built
aspects of character in you (e.g. endurance, self-confidence, competence
to solve new problems) and how these virtues might benefit you in later
ventures.
2. What mathematical ideas are you curious to know more
about as a result of taking this class?
○ Give one example of a question about the material that you’d like to
explore further, and describe why this is an interesting question to you.
3. How has your mathematical imagination been enhanced
as a result of taking this class?
○ Give at least three examples.
4. Consider one mathematical idea from the course that
you have found beautiful, and explain why it is beautiful
to you.
○ Your answer should address how this beauty is similar to or different from
other kinds of beauty that human beings encounter.
5. Give one example of a mathematical idea from this class
that you found creative, and explain what you find
creative about it.
○ For example, you can choose an instance of creativity you experienced in
your own problem-solving, or something you witnessed in another
person’s definition or reasoning.