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For the past two years Westmont College has been one of the beta test sites for the calculus reform experiment being conducted at the University of Illinois under the direction of Jerry Uhl. Brown, Porta, and Uhl have created text which is integrated with Mathematica, a very powerful symbol manipulation, graphics, and number crunching software package produced by Wolfram Research, Inc. A preliminary version of this text has just been released [2]. We have used the Illinois materials for an honors course of incoming Freshmen with prior calculus experience. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the curriculum and illustrate how we have used it. Hopefully this will be helpful to those who are considering using Mathematic a in their instruction.


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