Calculus from an Advanced Standpoint (MATH 553) - Spring, 2014

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

Instructor: Mei Q. Chen

Office: Thompson Hall 230


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



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      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 Jon Rogawski and Ray Cannon

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.

Grades (overall average): 

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


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Office Hours and ESP Study/Help Sessions:

         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.


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