Calculus A

Why This Class

Your student has learned the basics of counting, addition, multiplication, and so on. They can find the perimeter of a square and the radius of a circle. However, you know life does not always come in perfect squares and circles, with simple mathematical solutions to solve all problems. You want your student to have the skills to meet all of life’s challenges, including the ability to solve complex problems.

Students in this self-paced course use our math learning platform to refine their reasoning skills through studying and applying the concepts of calculus. They examine instantaneous rates of change, use derivatives and integration, and apply concepts from earlier high school math courses to solve more complex problems than they ever have.

By the end of this course, students gain confidence in solving problems with irregular shapes—and transferring those skills to solve the “irregular shapes” of life in high school and beyond.

Overarching Questions

What can the limits of mathematics reveal about the world around me?

Reading List

A graphing calculator is optional. Please see the book list in SIS for details.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 12th (Senior)

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus

Estimated Weekly Hours: 7

Format: Self-paced

Credits: 0.5

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Please note that program and course descriptions, as well as reading and materials lists, are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year. Book and materials lists for the upcoming school year are published in SIS mid to late June. Some courses require subscriptions e.g., Adobe software or online magazines that may not be covered by partner schools.