Matt Boelkins, Professor of Mathematics
Active Calculus Single Variable textbook cover
The journal PRIMUS

The 2022-2023 academic year is my silver anniversary at Grand Valley: 25 years. I've been fortunate to work at GVSU for my entire professional career and to have the opportunity to pursue a range of interesting projects. I enjoy teaching a wide variety of classes; this year, that will include Calculus 2, Linear Algebra 2, Communicating in Mathematics, and Linear Algebra 1.

My main scholarly and creative focus is my (free, open-source) textbooks, especially Active Prelude to Calculus and Active Calculus (single variable). Each of these books got started on a sabbatical (the first four chapters of ACS in winter 2012, the entirety of APC in fall 2018), and I continue to actively work to improve them. I share some more detail about them on a separate page.

I am also a big proponent of OER (open educational resources), especially free and open-source textbooks. Two of my favorites are by GVSU Math colleagues: David Austin's amazing Understanding Linear Algebra, and Ted Sundstrom's beautiful Mathematical Reasoning: Writing and Proof.

A few of my other favorite things: