Calculus: A Conceptual Approach
|Years of Operation||1983*-1998|
|Sites Offered||CAR, LAN|
From the CTY Summer Catalog (1996):
Calculus is one of the greatest achievements of the human intellect. Students in this course explore the underlying concepts of functions, differential and integral calculus, and differential equations. They develop an understanding of the rules and procedures which too often in a more traditional course are just memorized. Each topic is presented geometrically, numerically, and algebraically. Formal definitions and procedures evolve from the investigation of practical problems and applications. The course is flexibly paced, incorporating independent work, discussion, and supplemental lectures by the instructor.
CTY's Calculus course offers an excellent conceptual foundation for students who intend to continue their study of mathematics. Students have the opportunity to progress through the equivalent of most of the Advanced Placement AB curriculum. Therefore, this course is not recommended for students who plan to take AB Calculus in their home schools. Students who are successful in CTY's Calculus course should take Advanced Placement BC Calculus or a second-semester calculus course at a local college during the school year following CTY.