HomeDLSU Business & Economics Reviewvol. 17 no. 1 (2008)

Teaching Business Calculus: Methodologies, Techniques, Issues, and Prospects

Frederick A. Halcon



Calculus, as a subject matter, is an area in mathematics that deals with limits, rates of change, derivatives and integrals. University education often incorporates calculus in the curriculum with emphasis given to its applications in real-life situations. It is a common notion that calculus, as a course or subject, is intricate and complex. However, treating business calculus in the most elementary manner and making abstract concepts more concrete can prove to be effective teaching strategies inside the classroom. This study attempts to review certain literature so as to equip instructors of business calculus with the necessary teaching pedagogy intended to eventually help their students perform better in class. Aside from these objectives, this study also draws on the researcher’s seven years of teaching business and mathematics, both in the secondary and tertiary levels.