## Lesson Plan, Introducing Calculus, Setting the Stage.docx - Section 3: Setting the Stage

*Lesson Plan, Introducing Calculus, Setting the Stage.docx*

Introducing Calculus

# Introducing Calculus

Unit 1: Back to School

Lesson 5 of 6

Lesson 5 of 6

## Objective: SWBAT describe the two primary problems that calculus solves, the tangent line problem and the area under a function problem. SWBAT use the graphing calculator to set appropriate windows and solve equations graphically.

## Big Idea: What is calculus? Students will discover a basic answer using a real-life context that will frame their future calculus learning.

Subject(s):

Math, modeling, graphical representation, Exponents and Exponential Functions, rational expressions, Precalculus and Calculus, calculus ab, graphing calculator, Graphing, AP Calculus AB, calculus, AP Calculus

*60 minutes*

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- UNIT 1: Back to School
- UNIT 2: Limits and Derivatives
- UNIT 3: Formalizing Derivatives and Techniques for Differentiation
- UNIT 4: Applications of Differentiation, Part 1
- UNIT 5: Applications of Differentiation, Part 2
- UNIT 6: The Integral
- UNIT 7: Applications of Integration
- UNIT 8: Differential Equations
- UNIT 9: Full Course Review via Motion
- UNIT 10: The Final Stretch - Preparing for the AP Exam

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