Calculus and Analytical Geometry I

Fall 2020
Class Size: 25
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Vauhn Foster-Grahler
mathematics, education, anthropological mathematics

Calculus and Analytical Geometry I, II, and III is a year-long sequence of courses that will provide a rigorous treatment of the procedures, concepts, and applications of differential and integral calculus, multi-dimensional space, series, introduction to differential equations, and concepts and procedures related to partial derivatives, and double integrals. This year-long (Fall, Winter, Spring) sequence is appropriate for students who are planning to teach secondary mathematics or engage in further study in mathematics, science, or economics.

Calculus and Analytical Geometry I will be offered during fall quarter and will include an in-depth study of limits, derivatives and their applications through multiple modes of inquiry and multiple (algebraic, graphical, numerical, and verbal) representations. Students should be prepared to spend a significant amount of time outside of structured learning activities studying and completing assignments. In order to build a strong learning community, students will benefit from bi-weekly live virtual instruction with the faculty in addition to faculty developed videos and resources. Collaborative learning is emphasized. If you have questions about your readiness to take this class, please contact the faculty.

Reliable internet access and a graphing calculator, or other graphing software, are required for the course. Students will need to have a camera and microphone enabled device, a small dry-erase board, and markers or a pen-enabled tablet. Students should expect to spend 4 hours in synchronous meetings each week using Zoom, Canvas, YouTube, Mathematica.  Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous (in person or remote) participation if conditions require.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

Mathematics, Science, Economics, Education


Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 

Successful completion of functions-based precalculus through trigonometry.

Online learning:
  • Complete Online Learning - This offering delivers all of its instruction online.
Special expenses:

A graphing calculator is  strongly recommended for the course.

Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25

Scheduled for: Day

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 9:00 am

Located in: Olympia