David A. Smith

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
External address: PO Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320
Phone: (919) 660-2800

Professor Smith is Co-Director (with Professor Lawrence Moore) of Project CALC, which developed an award-winning curriculum for calculus instruction, based on laboratory experiments, discovery learning, real-world applications, writing and revision of writing, and high expectations of students. Professors Smith and Moore also direct the Connected Curriculum Project, funded by the National Science Foundation. This project has developed a library of Web-based interactive learning materials for the first two years of college-level mathematics.

Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Yale University 1963

  • B.S., Trinity College 1958

(97-1000) The Coordinated Curriculum Library awarded by Division of Undergraduate Education (Co-Principal Investigator). 1998 to 2002

(93-0394) Interactive Modules for Courses Following Calculus awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1993 to 1995

(91-0493) Dissemination of Project CALC Methods and Materials awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1991 to 1993

(93-0114) Dissemination of Project CALC Methods and Materials awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1991 to 1993

(90-0547) Continuation of "Acceleration of Convergence" awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Principal Investigator). 1990 to 1993

(92-0035) Project CALC: Calculus as a Laboratory Course awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1989 to 1992

(91-0077) Project CALC: Calculus as a Laboratory Course awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1989 to 1991

(93-0103) Project CALC: Calculus as a Laboratory Course awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1989 to 1991

(89-0432) Project CALC: Calculus as a Laboratory Course awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1989 to 1991

(89-0571) Acceleration of Convergence awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Principal Investigator). 1989 to 1990

Pages

Smith, DA, and Fey, JT. "Algebra as Part of an Integrated High School Curriculum." And the Rest is Just Algebra. Ed. S Stewart. Springer, October 20, 2016. (Chapter)

Smith, DA, Tall, D, and Piez, C. "Technology and Calculus." Research on Technology and the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, Volume 1, Research Syntheses. Ed. MK Heid and GW Blume. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2008. 207-258. (Chapter)

Lipkin, L, Smith, D, Chuang, JC, and Michel, J. "Logistic growth model." Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications 1.3 (December 1, 2001).

Smith, D, Chuang, JC, and Michel, J. "World class sprints." Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications 1.3 (December 1, 2001).

Smith, DA, Moore, LC, Barker, WH, Schori, RM, Chuang, JC, and Michel, J. "World population growth." Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications 1.3 (December 1, 2001). (Review)

Moore, L, Smith, D, Mueller, B, Mayfield, B, Chuang, JC, and Michel, J. "The equiangular spiral." Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications 1.3 (December 1, 2001).

Smith, D, and Moore, L. "The Connected Curriculum Project." Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications 1.3 (December 1, 2001). (Review)

Smith, D, Moore, L, Chuang, JC, and Michel, J. "The SIR model for spread of disease." Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications 1.3 (December 1, 2001).

SMITH, DA, FORD, WF, and SIDI, A. "EXTRAPOLATION METHODS FOR VECTOR SEQUENCES." SIAM REVIEW 29.2 (June 1987): 199-233. Full Text

Smith, DA, and Ford, WF. "Numerical comparisons of nonlinear convergence accelerators." Mathematics of Computation 38.158 (May 1, 1982): 481-481. Full Text

SMITH, DA. "DESCRIPTIVE MODEL FOR PERCEPTION OF OPTICAL ILLUSIONS." JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL PSYCHOLOGY 17.1 (1978): 64-85. Full Text

"Bivariate function algebras on Posets." Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik (Crelles Journal) 1971.251 (1971). Full Text

Pages

Moore, LC, and Smith, DA. "Changing technology implies changing pedagogy." 2006.