John Swanson

Stanwood High School

7400 272nd St

Stanwood, WA 98292

ph: 360-629-1300 x2216

jswanson

This is an introductory calculus course. Calculus is foundational in many college majors and careers, including engineering, physics and most other sciences, and mathematics.

In this course, we will explore limits, derivatives, and integration. We will be looking at finding these mathematically, using graphs, and applying them to real world situations.

There are a couple ways to receive college credit for this course. Students can take the AP test in May. A high enough score on that test will earn them credits for most colleges nationwide. Students can also sign up for the College in the High School Program and earn Everett Community College credits for successfully completing the course. If you have questions about either of these, feel free to ask me about them.

Calendar (what we are doing)

The College Board AP Calculus page

Everett Community College - College in the High School

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- Students should be able to work with functions represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, analytical or verbal. They should understand the connections among these representations.

- Students should understand the meaning of the derivative in terms of a rate of change and local linear approximation and should be able to use derivatives to solve a variety of problems.* *

- Students should understand the meaning of the definite integral both as a limit of Riemann sums and as the net accumulation of change and should be able to use integrals to solve a variety of problems.

- Students should understand the relationship between the derivative and the definite integral as expressed in both parts of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

- Students should be able to communicate mathematics and explain solutions to problems both verbally and in written sentences.

- Students should be able to model a written description of a physical situation with a function, a differential equation or an integral.

- Students should be able to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results and support conclusions.

- Students should be able to determine the reasonableness of solutions, including sign, size, relative accuracy and units of measurement.

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John Swanson

Stanwood High School

7400 272nd St

Stanwood, WA 98292

ph: 360-629-1300 x2216

jswanson