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Course SummaryUse our flexible Calculus for Teachers development course to earn credits you can use towards your teacher licensure renewal requirements. Watch our short video and text lessons to brush up on these topics or share the videos in your classes to make learning more interesting for your students.
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Earn professional development credits to renew your calculus teaching license with Calculus for Teachers. Brush up on calculus topics so you can better teach calculus, algebra, geometry and other relevant subjects. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn calculus credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about graphing and functions.
- Check your knowledge of things like using scientific calculators and differential notation with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert calculus instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the CLEP calculus exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
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Calculus for Teachers is ideal for any teacher looking to earn credits to use towards licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Mathematics teachers who want to brush up on calculus
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging calculus videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a calculus unit or course
- Aspiring calculus teachers
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- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make calculus easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert calculus instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review calculus terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn calculus credits in less than two weeks.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Calculus for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Graphing and Functions (terms related to functions, how to graph functions, logarithms, how to calculate slopes and tangents on a graph, inverse and implicit functions)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2|
| Continuity (definition of continuity, regions of continuity, intermediate value theorem and applications)|
Geometry and Trigonometry (visualizing geometry problems, the Pythagorean Theorem, how to graph sines and cosines)
|Day 3||Chapter 4|
| Using Scientific Calculators (radians and degrees on a calculator, trigonometry functions, how to solve equations on a scientific calculator)|
Limits (how to define limits with graphs, limits of functions, properties of limits, limits for asymptotes and infinity)
|Day 4||Chapter 6||Rate of Change (how to use motion to define the rate of change, Mean Value Theorem, formally defining the derivative, meaning of 'differentiable')|
|Day 5||Chapter 7||Calculating Derivatives and Derivative Rules (how to calculate a derivative using the formal definition, derivatives of polynomials, the chain rule, the quotient rule, calculating higher order derivatives)|
|Day 6||Chapter 8||Graphing Derivatives and L'Hopital's Rule (how to graph the derivative by starting with any function, maximum and minimum points and values, L'Hopital's Rule and its use in simple and complex cases)|
|Day 7||Chapter 9||Applications of Derivatives (linearization of functions, Newton's method, how to optimize simple and complex systems)|
|Day 8||Chapter 10||Area Under the Curve and Integrals (summation notation, the trapezoid rule, integrals, average value theorem, how to find the arc length of a function)|
|Day 9||Chapter 11||Integration and Integration Techniques (how to calculate various types of integrals, partial fractions, trigonometric substitution, how to solve improper integrals)|
|Day 10||Chapter 12|
|Integrations Applications (integration and dynamic motion, how to find the area between two functions, how to find volumes of revolution with integration)|
Differential Equations (differential notation in physics, how to solve system differential equations, draining tank problems)
|Day 11||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for calculus.|
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