Calculus

Honors Section Available: No

Brief Course Description:

This calculus class will consist of an in-depth coverage of limits, differentiation, integration, logarithms, exponentials, other transcendental functions, conic section, plane curves, parametric equations, polar coordinates, vector, and some discussion of infinite sequences and series, and differential equations, and the use of a graphing calculator.

Course Goals and/or Major Student Outcomes:

  1. Equip students with effective learning strategies and study skills that will enable them to be independent learners in math and any discipline.
  2. Teach students to improve their written and oral communication skills in the field of math
  3. Prepare students for pursuing further study in the field of college level math classes.
  4. Train students to solve quantitative problems in calculus.
  5. Prepare students for the Calculus BC test.

Course Objectives:

This course is designed to teach the concepts and skills necessary for students to succeed in calculus and in disciplines that are mathematically intensive, such as the natural sciences, business, and engineering. Because of emphasis on problem solving and the development of productive thought patterns, it also is an excellent course for students who will study the social sciences.

Key Assignments:

Grades are based on homework and tests. Each test is cumulative and reviews all or most of the material covered previously. Student achievement will also be assessed at the end of the school year by means of a comprehensive exam.

Prerequisites:

A grade of B- or higher (80.0% or higher) in Pre-Calculus. For students transferring to Acaciawood who have used a different text, a grade of A grade of B- or higher (80.0% or higher) in Pre-Calculus and a placement test.

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