Cal 12 Teacher: Mrs. T. Comeau
Calculus 12 Room: 306
This course is a continuation of the problem solving approach began in Pre-Calculus 12. New topics will be explored as well as building on the concepts already learned in pre-calculus. Students will be expected to keep pace with the growing terminology and homework which reinforce the knowledge being built upon. Some topics include limits and continuity, derivatives, applications of the derivatives, definite integral, differential equations, and lHopitals Rule.
To help students:
1. become better problem solvers through exploration of new mathematical concepts, the discovery of alternate lines of approach, and to see problem solving in all aspects of the mathematics classroom rather than as a distinct topic.
2. in both verbal and written communication of mathematics. Through this regular communication with and among students, the language and symbols of mathematics
will become natural.
3. develop a mathematical reasoning ability to their solutions in a variety of ways,
always explaining why.
4. connect mathematics with other topics and show the importance of mathematics
in everyday life through applications in the real world.
5. become responsible and individual learners
The course outcomes will be used to attain these objectives.
Finney, Demana, Waits, Kennedy; (2003), Calculus, Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, U.S.A. ( $ 86.96 )
Supplemental resources will be used in the classroom.
Term 1 February 2, 2009 through April 3, 2009
Ch 1 Prerequisites for Calculus
Ch 2 Limits and Continuity
Ch 3 Derivatives
Ch 4 Applications of Derivatives
Term 2 April 6, 2009 through June 12, 2009
Ch 5 The Definite Integral
Ch 6 Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling
Ch 7 Applications of Definite Integrals
Ch 8 LHopitals Rule ( 8.1 )
Exams are from June 17, 2009 to June 23, 2009
Note: A variety of other resources are used and all supplemental materials will be provided.
Extensive Homework is a necessary requirement of this course to provide the adequate preparation that students need with problem solving skills, which are an integral part of university calculus courses.
Tests 30 %
Quizzes 25 %
Exam Value 30 %
Mark . 100 %
Note: There are no exemptions in this course since it is considered to be a university preparatory course and the exam is seen as an integral part of the preparation.
Parent/Teacher Evening is Thursday, April 16, 2009 from 6:30 8 pm.
Parent/Teacher Morning is Friday, April 17, 2009 from 9:00 11:30 am.
(a) No hats, cell phones, food, gum or drink permitted during class time. Water is acceptable.
(b) With the exception of first period, you will be given 5 minutes to arrive to class before I close my classroom door. Once the door is closed you must have a signed slip from the office, teacher or a note from home explaining your tardiness. With this slip/note in hand please knock on my door and wait for it to be answered. You will be marked late on the attendance sheets.
(c) No trips to the washroom or water fountain during class time. The five minutes allowed between classes should be used wisely. This is necessary to reduce noise in the hallway since all available space is in use.
(d) Be prepared to replace, repair or clean anything you damage.
(e) You must be in your first class of the day before OCanada begins to play, otherwise you are late.
(f) There will be zero tolerance for swearing.
(g) If you are asked to leave the classroom for any reason you are to report directly to the office.
(h) The windows will be operated by the teacher.
No marks are dropped !!