**Class Period:
5:30pm-8:15pm M, Thompson Hall 303**

**Instructor: Mei Q.
Chen**

**Office: Thompson
Hall 230**

**E-mail:
chenm@citadel.edu **

**Phone: 953-7882
(office), 766-0960 (home)**

**URL: http://macs.citadel.edu/chenm/553.dir/14.dir/syl.html**

Homework Assignments Hour Exams |

**Course Goals:**

The goal of this course is to prepare teachers who may teach the Advanced Placement (AP)
calculus courses. Emphasis will be on understanding background and concepts
involved in the development of calculus. The use of graphing calculators and
other technology will be demonstrated and practiced. All
topics in AB-Calculus and some topics in BC-Calculus will be covered. Pedagogical issues and historical topics
will be discussed as appropriate.

**Textbook:** * Calculus for AP, *the 2nd
edition by

**Course Content:** Chapter 1-12. See the tentative * course outline* for details.

**Grading:** It is based on weekly
homework assignments, two hour exams, a final exam and two short papers.

**Weekly homework assignments: 25%**of the final course grade. Problems will be assigned weekly. Some problems will be collected for grading. Click here to see the assignments.**Hour exams: 40%**of the final course grade. Two one-hour exams are tentatively scheduled for, respectively. Each exam covers the material that has been gone over in the class since the previous exam.*February 24 and March 31***Papers: 15%**of the final course grade**.**Two short papers: one is about a famous mathematician in calculus and one is about a well-known theorem in calculus, are required. Click here to see a list of suggested famous mathematicians in Calculus and click here to see a list of well-known Theorems in calculus. Each paper should be no more than 5 pages of text, double-spaced, 12-font, 1” margins, with a minimum of two sources other than WikipediaFor each paper, a student is also required to give a short (no more than 8 minutes) presentation. Tentative dates for presentations are:*.**March 10 and April 28.***Final exam: 20%**of the final course grade. The final exam is scheduled at 5:30pm - 8:15pm on May 5.**Problem of Week:**Two

**Grades** (overall average):

** A
=** 90% or
higher, B+ = 80%
- 89%, B**
=** 75% - 79%,
**C+ =** 70%
- 74%, **C
=** 69% or lower

**Click here
to see your current grades.**

**Office Hours and ESP Study/Help Sessions:**

- Office Hours:

3:00pm-5:30pm, M, 2:00pm - 3:00pm TR, 4:30pm-5:30pm TR in Thompson Hall 230

` If you need any assistance at different hours, please make an appointment with me in person or by email.`