David A. Smith
received his B.S. from Trinity
College (1958) and Ph.D. from Yale (1963).
He is Associate Professor of Mathematics
at Duke, where he has been a member
of the faculty since 1962. He is the author or coauthor of
Interface: Calculus and the Computer (2nd ed., Saunders,
1984)
Calculus: Modeling and Application (Houghton Mifflin,
1996),
other
textbooks and instructional materials, many papers in abstract
algebra, combinatorics,
mathematical
psychology, numerical
analysis, and mathematics
education and is a past or present member of editorial boards for
The
College Mathematics Journal
Mathematics
Magazine
MAA Notes
series
UME Trends
Journal
of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching
David is coDirector (with Lawrence Moore) of the Connected
Curriculum Project, which is developing a World Wide Web library of
modular, interactive laboratory materials for lower division mathematics.
CCP is currently supported by the National
Science Foundation.
Together with Lawrence Moore he is also codirector of Project
CALC: Calculus As a Laboratory Course (previously supported by the
National Science Foundation). Project CALC has developed a new curriculum
for calculus instruction based on
laboratory experiments

realworld applications

discovery learning

writing and revision of writing

high expectations of students

The Project CALC laboratory materials were awarded the prize of Best Curriculum
Innovation: Mathematics in the 1991 EDUCOM
Higher Education Software Awards Competition, and the course was cited
in 1993 by Project Kaleidoscope
as one of 29 Programs That Work in science and mathematics
education.
David's recent publications include:
"Trends
in Calculus Reform," in Preparing for a New Calculus (A. Solow,
ed.), MAA Notes No. 36, 1995.
"Thinking
about Learning, Learning about Thinking," in Calculus: The Dynamics
of Change (A. W. Roberts, ed.), MAA Notes No. 39, 1996.
"Renewal
in Collegiate Mathematics Education," Documenta Mathematica,
Extra Volume, ICM 1998 III, pp. 777786. 