2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Calculus I, II, III

Fall 2011, Winter 2012 and Spring 2012 quarters

Vauhn Foster-Grahler mathematics, education, anthropological mathematics
Fields of Study
Entry in fall quarter requires a strong foundation in functions and algebraic procedures or college-level precalculus.  Entry into the winter and spring quarters requires proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of Calculus I (for winter) or Calculus II (for spring).  Contact the instructor for an assessment of proficiency.

This year-long sequence of courses will provide a rigorous treatment of the procedures, concepts, and applications of differential and integral calculus, multi-dimensional space, sequences, and series.  This year-long sequence is appropriate for students who are planning to teach secondary mathematics or engage in further study in mathematics, science, or economics.  In particular we will cover applications of differentiation including related rates and optimization and of integration including area, arc length, volume and distribution functions. We will gain a deep understanding of the analytical geometry of lines, surfaces and vectors in multi-dimensional space and engage in a rigorous treatment of sequences and series.  Throughout the year, we will approach the mathematics algebraically, graphically, numerically, and verbally. Student-centered pedagogies will be used and collaborative learning will be emphasized. If you have questions about your readiness to take this class, please contact the faculty.

Advertised Schedule
7:30-9a Tue/Thu
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Special Expenses
A graphing calculator is required.
Offered During