 Created By Ms. Kondo

Welcome to calculus! What is calculus, anyway? We will spend this year answering this question. However, in the first activity, you and your team will work on a problem that illustrates the kind of questions calculus can help solve. Many of the mathematical and problem solving skills you already have will enable you to find approximate solutions. As this course progresses, the methods of calculus will enable you to find precise solutions. You will find that you may learn better if you show your work clearly and completely. You can explain your ideas in writing, using equations, graphs, tables, and welllabeled calculations. Correctness, completeness, and clarity all count!
In this chapter, you will:
Review topics from previous courses such as piecewise functions, compositions, inverses, even & odd functions, domain & range, and horizontal and vertical asymptotes.
Develop the concepts of slope and slope functions.
Study how particular functions change by examining finite differences.
Examine both the velocity and distance graph of an object in motion to find average velocity and acceleration.
This is a playlist intended to support students who are currently taking a Calculus course using the College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM) curriculum. With a license from CPM, students can access the ebook at: http://textbooks.cpm.org. More information on the CPM Educational Program and curriculum can be found at http://www.cpm.org