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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Mathematics - Course Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes


MA 2231 Calculus I


Course Goals: To help students to develop skills and knowledge of standard concepts fundamental to calculus, particularly the derivative.

Course Objectives:

  1. Develop the concept of limit through multiple representations (numerical, graphical, and symbolic)
  2. Develop the concept of derivative and standard algorithms for taking derivatives
  3. Explore applications of derivatives in contextual problems
  4. Apply the derivative concept to the exploration of function behavior
  5. Introduce the concept of antiderivative and integral

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of limit
  2. Discuss the concept of derivative and take derivatives using standard rules.
  3. Solve realistic application problems.
  4. Use Maple to reconcile a function’s behavior with characteristics in first and second derivatives.
  5. Take integrals using standard rules.