(Credit - 1) (Elective) (Semester) (Grade: 12)

Prerequisite:
Pre‐Calculus
with
Trigonometry
and
1.)
The
student
has
a
cumulative
G.P.A.
of
3.00
or
above,
or
2.)
The
student
has
a
3.00
G.P.A.
or
above
in
previous
related
course
work.
Exceptions
to
this
prerequisite
can
be
made
via
a
written
application
process.
Applications
can
be
obtained
at
the
guidance
office.

The objectives of calculus are primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The course will emphasize a multi‐representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed geometrically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations also are important. Broad concepts and widely applicable methods will be emphasized. The focus of the course is neither manipulation nor memorization of an extensive taxonomy of functions, curves, theorems, or problem types. Thus, although facility with manipulations and computational competence are important outcomes, they are not the cores of this course. Students, and the teacher, in order to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results, will use technology regularly. A student must be willing to devote approximately five (5) hours per week outside of class time to be successful in this course.

The objectives of calculus are primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The course will emphasize a multi‐representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed geometrically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations also are important. Broad concepts and widely applicable methods will be emphasized. The focus of the course is neither manipulation nor memorization of an extensive taxonomy of functions, curves, theorems, or problem types. Thus, although facility with manipulations and computational competence are important outcomes, they are not the cores of this course. Students, and the teacher, in order to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results, will use technology regularly. A student must be willing to devote approximately five (5) hours per week outside of class time to be successful in this course.

- Teacher: Doug Cutler