Calculus A

Why This Class

Your student is on the cusp of adulthood. They have learned the basics of counting, multiplication, addition, and so on. They can find the perimeter of a square and the radius of a circle. You know from experience that adult 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 adjust to life’s challenges, as well as the ability to solve complex problems as adults.

Students in this self-paced course use our math learning platform to refine their reasoning skills through studying and applying concepts. In this course, students explore limits, which even by name suggest an achievement never before reached. They examine instantaneous rates of change, use derivatives and integration, and apply concepts from earlier high school mathematics courses to dive deep into solving complex problems often mimicked in adult life.

By the end of this course, students gain a solid foundation in solving problems with irregular shapes, and transferring those skills to solve the “irregular shapes” of life beyond high school. With a higher level of thinking, students use critical thinking skills and reasoning to succeed.

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: 5-7

Format: Self-paced

Credits: 0.5

Please note that program and course descriptions are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year.