Math-U-See Calculus

Math-U-See Calculus

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Product Code: 722-Calculus

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Typically counted as 1 credit for high school students.

Calculus: Derivatives, integrals, calculus applications, differential equations, and more.
Math-U-See Calculus is typically a good fit for a student entering Twelfth grade; to find the Math-U-See level that best fits your child you can try the placement test here.

You're Going to Love This Mastery-Based, Student-Paced Curriculum!
If you are looking for a curriculum that ensures your children will be able to fully understand each mathematical concept before moving on to another one, you have found it. For more than 20 years Math-U-See’s renowned mastery-based, student-paced program has been the answer for countless families. If you regularly experience tears from your child whenever new mathematical topics are introduced, you need Math-U-See’s systematic, precept-upon-precept math program.

The Tools and Format You Need to Master Math
With simple, uncluttered pages, Math-U-See is mastery-oriented, clear, to the point, and effective. In Math-U-See, new ideas are introduced step by step in a logical order, while concepts that have been mastered are reviewed periodically.

About the Books
Math-U-See books are organized into levels, not grades, so students can proceed at their own pace as they master concepts. This is particularly helpful for the child that is not performing at grade level but would rather not have a daily reminder. Student workbooks and test booklets are softcover, and the pages are perforated and punched so they can be removed, completed, and placed in binders if you choose. Test booklets for each course have tests to be used at the end of each lesson, plus four unit tests and a final exam. Student workbook pages and tests are consumable, so each child will need their own copy. Instruction manuals, however, are hardcover books and should last the life of your teaching career. Complete answer keys with solutions are included for all problems at all levels, more a necessity at the upper levels than the lower ones.

Teacher Guide and Supplemental DVD
Math-U-See’s teacher guide and supplemental DVD will teach you more than just how to solve a math problem, they will also show why the problem is solved in this manner, and when to apply the concept. On the DVDs, each lesson is demonstrated with such kind-hearted enthusiasm, I now understand why children line up at homeschool conferences to give the instructor, Steve Demme, a hug. DVDs can be played on a DVD player or computer; however, Windows 10 users will need to download a separate video player.

For the Parents
While Math-U-See still requires a fair amount of parental involvement, in all the high-school-level books, your child will be able to work more independently. The instruction manual can be read directly by the student and he can watch the DVD presentation himself before beginning each lesson. The instruction manuals also include complete answers with step-by-step solutions for all the exercises and tests and there is extra instruction for the enrichment problems.

Feel Good About Knowing Your Child Is Really Getting It
Math-U-See is laid out with step-by-step procedures for introducing, practicing, mastering, and reviewing concepts. How do you know when your child has "mastered" a math concept? Not just when he gets the answers right but when he can teach the concept back to you, especially if he is able to do so with a word problem. Math-U-See will show you how. So, if you want to give your child an exceptionally solid mathematical foundation; if your child is shaky on the basics; or if you are just looking a no-frills, common sense program; you are sure to be pleased with Math-U-See.


What Is Taught In The Calculus Level?

  • Terminology and Graphing
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Review of Conic Sections
  • Review of Systems of Equations
  • Functions
  • Review of Trigonometry
  • Review of Exponents and Logarithms
  • Limits
  • Continuity in Limits
  • Definition of a Derivative

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    In What Order Do I Use the Math-U-See Levels?
    There are seven books for elementary grades which can be used in the following order: Primer, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, and Zeta. These first seven books are followed by Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, PreCalculus with Trigonometry, and Calculus. Placement tests for the different levels are available here.


    How Do I Choose Which Curriculum Set I Need?
    Calculus Bundle
    The Math-U-See Calculus Bundle includes everything a new customer needs to be successful with Math-U-See Calculus. The Instruction Pack and Student Pack are conveniently bundled so customers can be certain they have all of the items they need.

    Calculus Student Pack
    This is the right choice for families who have more than one student in the Calculus level and who need a second workbook, or for families who have previously used Calculus for one student and already own the Instruction Pack. The Student Pack includes solely the student workbook and the test booklet.

    You must have the Instruction Pack to utilize Math-U-See effectively. If you do not already own the Instruction Pack, you should purchase the Calculus Bundle which includes the Instruction and Student Pack.


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    Table of Contents:
  • Terminology and Graphing
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Review of Conic Sections
  • Review of Systems of Equations
  • Functions
  • Review of Trigonometry
  • Review of Exponents and Logarithms
  • Limits
  • Continuity in Limits
  • Definition of a Derivative
  • Derivative Rules
  • Chain Rule
  • Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions
  • Derivatives of ex and lnx
  • Implicit Differentiation
  • Graphing with the First Derivative
  • Graphing with the Second Derivative
  • Mean Value Theorem
  • L’Hopital’s Rule
  • Physics Applications
  • Economics Applications
  • Optimization Applications
  • Related Rates
  • Antiderivatives
  • Integration Formulas
  • Area Under a Curve
  • Definite Integrals
  • Area Between Two Curves
  • Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • Integration using Tables
  • Differential Equations
  • Differential Equation Applications

  • Publisher: Demme Learning
    Series: Math-U-See
    Typical High School Credits Earned: 1 credit calculus
    Faith-Based: No


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