• Dual Credit Calculus I

    This is a dual credit class offered in which students get high school math credit as well as college hours. The class is taught just as if students were in a college lecture class. Therefore, it is a bit more rigorous that an average high school honors class and is graded according to Eastfield policy. This semester is College PreCalculus.

    The Calculus I dual credit class will be using an online system called MyMathLab to access all information for the course, including homework assignments and the textbook. The website is www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com
    To view the textbook and interactive drawings, you may have to install Wolfram CDF Player. The website to download and install the player is at http://www.wolfram.com/cdf-player/

    Grading Policy

    20% - Homework (Can be reworked multiple times online for full credit)*
    15% - Quizzes (Timed quizzes given about once a week)
    40% - Tests (Average of 4 tests given throughout the semester)
    25% - Comprehensive Final Exam (College Algebra Final Exam written by Eastfield math department)

    *Note: Due to the fact that homework grades can be improved until the related test, these grades will not be entered in Parent Portal until after the test.

    Topics Covered in Calculus I

    * Evaluate limits of functions using graphical, numerical, and analytical techniques.
    * Evaluate one-sided limits and infinite limits. 
    * Use limits to determine the continuity or discontinuity of a function.
    * Find the derivative of polynomial, exponential, rational, trigonometric, and logarithmic functions using the power rule, product rule, quotient rule, and the chain rule.
    * Use implicit differentiation techniques.
    * Solve related rate problems.
    * Find the relative extrema of a function by using the first and second derivative tests.
    * Sketch functions by using tests for relative extrema, concavity, and points of inflection.
    * Find antiderivatives and indefinite integrals of polynomial, rational, inverse, and transcendental functions.
    * Determine the area under a curve by using Riemann sums or definite integration.
    * Use substitution techniques to find the integral of a function.
    * Use techniques of integration to solve applied problems, including exponential growth and decay, area between two curves, volume, arc length, surfaces of revolution, etc.  
    Notes and Assignments
    The Powerpoint presentations that we use for notes in class can be found on MyMathLab. All of the homework assignments and reviews can also be found on MyMathLab. Make sure to check due dates to avoid late penalties.