The learning goals in this class are:
 to realize the power of
Calculus as a tool for understanding the world around them
 to master the
computational procedures and concepts of Calculus using the rule of 4:
(four methods) graphical, numerical, symbolic and verbal
 continue working to
fulfill the first three academic expectations
 continue working to
fulfill the first two civic/social expectations (please refer to the THS
Mission statement and Expectations for Student Learning)
At the conclusion of this course, you should know:
 how to apply the
derivative as a limit, a slope, and a rate of change
 how to apply the
integral as an area and a tool for solving differential equations
 the importance and
limitations of numerical methods in mathematics using the calculator and
the computer
……
and be able to:
 use Calculus to analyze
and solve problems from a variety of fields including economics, biology,
chemistry, physics and engineering
 use the computer and
graphing calculator to explore concepts and solve related problems
 work both cooperatively
and independently on projects and openended problems
 solve all types of practical problems
These resources will be used to facilitate your achievement of the above goals: Book: Single Variable Calculus 2nd Ed by Smith and Minton
 Internet (homework and links can be found at http://math.grenfellmusic.net)
 WeBWork
 Khan Academy
 Computer Presentations
Assessment methods will include:
 Tests: These assessments are given at the end of each unit of study.
 Quizzes: These are more frequent and smaller assessments.
 Projects: One or two projects will be assigned each quarter.
These are usually indepth, practical applications of recently
introduced skills.
 Homework: Most assignments will be completed using an online
homework system called WeBWork (links to this system are on Mr.
Grenfell's webpage). If a student does not have access to the internet,
he or she can request hard copies of the assignments. Each assignment
stays open for multiple days. Questions can be emailed to Mr. Grenfell
using the WeBWork system, but these questions may not get answered until
the next school day. Because of this, starting an assignment the night before it is due will eliminate extra help opportunities.
 Midterm and Final Exam
The grades for each quarter will be computed as follows:
 Tests: 40%
 Quizzes: 30%
 Projects: 20%
 Homework: 10%
The final grades will be computed as follows:
 First Quarter: 20%
 Second Quarter: 20%
 Midterm Exam: 10%
 Third Quarter: 20%
 Fourth Quarter: 20%
 Final Exam: 10%
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
