|Calculus I||Testimonial from Former Calculus I Student|
|Calculus I is a full semester
Dr. Austin French teaches using the PowerPoint method, with his picture inserted, so you can watch him teach while looking at his notes. You'll find that the DVDs are very helpful in explaining the notes of the course. His "no note taking " methods are a talked about item at the Georgetown College in KY.
CALCULUS I COURSE
This learning system consists of the textbook, a supplementary materials book that contains many problems worked in detail, practice tests and real tests with answer keys and a set of DVDs with 38 teaching sessions.
See the TABLE of CONTENTS for specific subjects covered by this course.
LEVEL OF THE CALCULUS I COURSE
This is your beginning college level differential calculus course that will prepare you for integral calculus. It is common for well prepared students to take this in high school now. Once students have done well in Algebra II and have a knowledge of trigonometry they are ready for calculus. Sufficient trigonometry knowledge for this course is found in courses called Advanced Math or Pre-calculus. The needed topics are sine, cosine, tangent trig identities, etc. Free online is Jugular Trig by Heart (Timeless Trigonometry for Calculus). This is the book Dr. French has written to give the needed trig for calculus.
**web authors note: I found Dr French's courses easy to follow and understandable even though I have been out of school for 20+ yrs and didn't have all the requirements (except a math aptitude).
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"I did not have any calculus
in high school, so I was a bit worried about taking calculus in college,
but it turned out I had no reason to be anxious in Dr. French's calculus class.
Dr. French brings such enthusiasm to his teaching that students cannot help but
get excited about math. Everything must be made clear for Dr. French's
students, and he explains concepts in easy to understand (and often funny) ways
so that students can grasp them. He emphasizes that each problem can be
solved, we just need to use our "weapons of math destruction" suited
to the problem. Not having to take notes is such a blessing in a math
course; you can focus all of your attention on learning and fully comprehending
the material for that class, rather than trying to scribble down in your
notebook what the professor said 3 sentences ago, while still trying to listen
to what he is saying at the present moment - this gets so many math students
lost and frustrated! Dr. French's truth gems are also an indispensable
part of his course; they are really encouraging to math students. I never
knew that the Bible could apply to my study of calculus before! Dr. French
made calculus fun for me. Because of him and the wonderful experience I
had in his course and the math self-confidence I gained taking his course, I
have decided to surpass my major requirements and go on to take higher level
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