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Academic Year 2020-2021 • Grade 12 and above • Mathematics Sequence


The topics for this course include Limits, Derivatives, and Integrals (both Definite and Indefinite). We will explore tools and techniques for applying these concepts, such as the Derivatives of Products and Quotients, and the Chain Rule. We will also form connections with the physical world, both for understanding and also for application. We'll use computers and apps where appropriate. This course uses an unusual format, using two phases. First, we go through Calculus Made Simple in 8 weeks for a fast overview of the subject. Second, we then turn to APEX Calculus for a deeper and more rigorous view.

Course Website: Calculus

Sections and Teachers

Section 1:

Instructor: Fred Williams

Starts: August 31, 2020
Ends: June 11, 2021

Monday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM ET • Wednesday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM ET • Friday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM ET

Tuition: $950.00


Students should be comfortable at the pre-calculus level (including courses such as Algebra I/II, Geometry, and Trigonometry). A placement test may be required depending on previous work.

Recommended background

Pre-calculus (including Algebra I/II, Geometry, and Trigonometry) equivalent to Scholars Online courses.

Teacher's notes:

Class meets three times a week for problem solving and any required presentation of material.

Textbooks and Materials

This textbook is required:

APEX Calculus [Edition 4], Authors: Gregory Hartman, Troy Siemers, Brian Heinold, Dimplekumar Chalishajar

ISBN: 1719219591

Publisher's website: APEX Calculus

Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore for hardcopy. Hardcopy is in 3 volumes, but we will not use volume 3. The PDF when used with Adobe Acrobat Reader provides interactive 3D color graphics. ISBN is for volume 1.

Other information: has the book in PDF form FREELY DOWNLOADABLE and is recommended.

This textbook is required:

Calculus Made Easy [Edition 2], Authors: Sylvanus P. Thompson


Publisher's website: Calculus Made Easy

Best sources: Project Gutenberg download (free)

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Classes start August 31, 2020. Enroll by August 20 to attend orientation to avoid late enrollment fees.

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