2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Calculus I, II (A), III (A)

Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters

Faculty
Vauhn Foster-Grahler mathematics, education, anthropological mathematics
Fields of Study
mathematics
Prerequisites
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.
Description

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 plus one hour a week online in lieu of class
Schedule and Location
Spring
Location
Olympia
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Books
Greener Store
Special Expenses
A graphing calculator is required.
Offered During
Day