David A. Smith

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

Selected Grants

(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

Fey, J. T., and D. A. Smith. “Algebra as part of an integrated high school curriculum.” And the Rest Is Just Algebra, 2016, pp. 119–29. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45053-7_7. Full Text

Smith, D. A., et al. “Technology and Calculus.” Research on Technology and the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, Volume 1, Research Syntheses, edited by M. K. Heid and G. W. Blume, Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2008, pp. 207–58.

Smith, D., et al. “The SIR model for spread of disease.” Journal of Online Mathematics and Its Applications, vol. 1, no. 3, Dec. 2001.

Lipkin, L., et al. “Logistic growth model.” Journal of Online Mathematics and Its Applications, vol. 1, no. 3, Dec. 2001.

Smith, D., et al. “World class sprints.” Journal of Online Mathematics and Its Applications, vol. 1, no. 3, Dec. 2001.

Smith, D. A., et al. “World population growth.” Journal of Online Mathematics and Its Applications, vol. 1, no. 3, Dec. 2001.

Moore, L., et al. “The equiangular spiral.” Journal of Online Mathematics and Its Applications, vol. 1, no. 3, Dec. 2001.

Smith, D., and L. Moore. “The Connected Curriculum Project.” Journal of Online Mathematics and Its Applications, vol. 1, no. 3, Dec. 2001.

Smith, D. A., et al. “EXTRAPOLATION METHODS FOR VECTOR SEQUENCES..” Siam Review, vol. 29, no. 2, Jan. 1987, pp. 199–233. Scopus, doi:10.1137/1029042. Full Text

Sidi, A., et al. “ACCELERATION OF CONVERGENCE OF VECTOR SEQUENCES..” Siam Journal on Numerical Analysis, vol. 23, no. 1, Jan. 1986, pp. 178–96. Scopus, doi:10.1137/0723013. Full Text

Fessler, T., et al. “Algorithm 602: HURRY: An Acceleration Algorithm for Scalar Sequences and Series.” Acm Transactions on Mathematical Software (Toms), vol. 9, no. 3, Sept. 1983, pp. 355–57. Scopus, doi:10.1145/356044.356052. Full Text

Fessler, T., et al. “HURRY: An Acceleration Algorithm for Scalar Sequences and Series.” Acm Transactions on Mathematical Software (Toms), vol. 9, no. 3, Sept. 1983, pp. 346–54. Scopus, doi:10.1145/356044.356051. Full Text

Pages

Moore, L. C., and D. A. Smith. Changing technology implies changing pedagogy. 2006, pp. 229–34. Scopus, doi:10.5948/UPO9781614443025.032. Full Text

Moore, L., and D. Smith. “Project CALC: Calculus as a laboratory course.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 602 LNCS, 1992, pp. 16–20. Scopus, doi:10.1007/3-540-55578-1_53. Full Text