B CUSP 124
Develops modern calculus by investigating the questions, problems, and ideas that motivated its discovery and practice. Studies the real number system and functions defined on it, focusing on limits, area and tangent calculations, properties and applications of the derivative, and the notion of continuity. Emphasizes problem-solving and mathematical thinking. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in B CUSP 123 or sufficient score on approved mathematics assessment test. Offered: AWSp.
This course will cover the first 4 chapters of Calculus, by Hughes-Hallett. There will be homework twice a week, weekly quizzes, and group assignments (word processed) every other week. In this class, you will be expected to participate (participation does not necessarily mean getting the right answer!) by working in groups and doing short presentations.
Student learning goals
Discuss and analyze visual representations (such as tables and graphs)of quantitative information.
Interpret, describe, compare, and produce functions and their derivatives.
Development of critical and creative thinking through solving real life problems.
General method of instruction
Mostly group work and very little lecturing.
Class assignments and grading
HW about 10-15%, Participation about 5-10%, Group assignments about 20%, tests about 30%, Quizzes about 10%, Final exam about 25%.