STEM Topics of Interest
The Calculus Controversy by Emily McDonald
This digital story was created in ETEC 586 at UT, taught by Dr. Blanche O’Bannon.
Who discovered modern calculus? This digital story briefly details the development of modern calculus from the competition and controversy between Gottfried Leibniz and Isaac Newton. The controversy serves as a lesson to the modern world that it is better for great minds to work together instead of trying to undermine each other.
This story provides students with the understanding of the creation of modern calculus and relates to the Standards for Mathematical Practice.