Course Design: This course continues the practice of learning math in a variety of ways:
- Graphically--the students will use a graphing calculator almost every day to explore various components of algebraic, trigonometric, and transcendental functions.
- Numerically---the student will learn various techniques to evaluate limits, derivatives, and integrals of functions by approximation and by exact value
- Analytically--the student will understand that a correct answer isn’t sufficient. A correct analytical procedure that reveals how to produce a correct answer is required to reveal the student’s understanding of proper calculus knowledge.
- Verbally--the student will describe orally and through writing the knowledge gained in the course. Oral and written reports from group projects emphasize the need to communicate mathematically
- Connectivity--the student will use the previous methods of learning to assimilate a knowledge of calculus that is deeper and broader that the mastery of just one method. The goal is to learn material from a variety of viewpoints and then unify those to build a knowledge base of calculus and its applications.