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Graduate Course Details
Number MSM 713
Title Calculus for Middle School Teachers
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites MSM703 and acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Mathematics program or permission of the Program Coordinator. Not available for degree credit towards the MAT or MS mathematics programs


This course will provide teachers with a conceptual basis for understanding how calculus provides a powerful tool for analyzing change in our world. Topics include limits, slopes and tangent lines, differentiation rules, the chain rule, approximations, Newton's method, extreme values and curve sketching, an introduction to integration with applications to area between curves, the Fundamental Theorems of Integral Calculus and the basic integration techniques.