2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Functions: Algebra to Calculus

Summer quarter

Faculty: Vauhn Foster-Grahler Mathematics, Education, Anthropological Mathematics, Sara Sunshine Campbell


Credits: 4(Su)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Day


Functions:Algebra to Calculus will weave procedural and conceptual elements ofdifferential calculus and integral calculus into a rigorous study of linear,quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions. Eachfunction family will be explored algebraically, numerically, graphically andverbally. The classroom will be student-centered with a strong emphasis on collaborativelearning. Students will be expected to engage in a rigorous study of themathematics and participate fully in reflective practices centered on teachingand learning. This course is intended for students who want a rigorous surveyof the first-year of college mathematics or who plan on teaching middle schoolmathematics. Students who plan to teach high school mathematics are alsoencouraged to take this course, and additional course work in pre-calculus andcalculus may be necessary to complete your mathematical preparation to teachhigh school math.

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Special Expenses: Students are required to have a graphing calculator for this course.

Preparatory for studies or careers in: Teaching, further studies in math, curriculum development

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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