CalculusPrerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus, and meeting the required minimum score on the ALEKS placement exam.
This course is for students who will need an introduction to calculus for college. The second semester of this class is worth 5 DMACC credits. Units of study include but are not limited to a review of pre-calculus topics, limits and their evaluation numerically, graphically and analytically, continuity, derivatives and the tangent line problem, rules of differentiation (power rule, quotient rule, chain rule…), higher order derivatives, applications and related rates, extreme, concavity, optimization, differentials, anti-derivatives and integration, integration by substitution and area under a curve. A graphing calculator is required for this class and will be supplied for students without access to one.