Calculus from an Advanced Standpoint (MATH 553) - Fall, 2018

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

Instructor: Mei Q. Chen

Office: Thompson Hall 230


Phone: 953-7882 (office), 843 642-0456 (cell)



      Including: 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 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

Office Hours:

             1pm - 5pm M, Thompson Hall 230, or by appointment at any time.


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