This is the last post in this thread for this year as next week is Final Review and then we have In-Class Finals. I think we had a successful year. You have all our ScreenCasts, SmartNotes and SAGE WorkSheets for the whole year right here in this post! However, next year I think I'm rerecording my ScreenCasts with my current mic. The beginning of the year had poor audio. Also, I think I can use SAGE more.
Hope you had fun learning SAGE with us this year. Have a great Summer, see you next year!
SAGE Calculus UNIT5A: Applications
Here's a number crunching version of nLRTE in a SAGECELL.
Here's a graphical version of gLRTE also in a SAGECELL.
These programs calculate Left Sums, Right Sums, Trap Sums and trap Errors. You can change f(x), a, b and n and recalculate everything on the fly! The graphical version, gives numerical output as well as a graph of the rectangles and allows for GUI input.
SAGE Calculus UNIT5 Anti-Deivatives:
SAGE Calculus UNIT3 Derivative Rules:
We already figured out the Power Rule as well as the derivatives of sin(x), cos(x) and exp(x) not to mention 1/x and sqrt(x) which are really Power Rule anyway!
Take a look at our SagePub directory above. We've been using SAGECELL in class a lot lately. I've been saving these cells as worksheets on the Clemson server to share here.
SAGE Calculus UNIT2 Limits:
NOTE TO SELF:
BTW, we had problems scheduling our Midterm this year. I think that next year I'll leave CH5 for after Midterms so we have more time for Review! So, we will cover Chapters 12,11,10,9,4. Then we Review and have an in class Midterm. After Midterm week, we can cover CH5 and CH3 and then Calculus! We can be a bit more SAGE intensive next year too, now that I have all my SAGE worksheets. Maybe we'll try using http://cloud.sagemath.org or http://sagecell.sagemath.org too.
SAGE Chapter 4 Polynomials:
Next week is the last week of the quarter and then we have midterm week. As I look over Quarter II, I find that we had precious little time for SAGE in class. We focused on the basics of SAGE and python during Quarter I. This Quarter, I still used SAGE, but I posted my SAGE WorkSheets on Edmodo after class for those who still wanted to follow along any new topic with SAGE.
Our in class midterm was delayed until the week after midterms. So, there won't be much new here until 2/10/14!
TI83 Chapter 10 Conics:
TI83 Chapter 11 Matrices:
(2) We are using a Computer Algebra System called SAGE instead of the TI83. The grand experiment this year is to see how well students learn the Math while learning to code in python at the same time!
(3) We will be learning a lot of python in class. You can learn some python code on your own too with this online, interactive textbook!
I actually have 2 different preCalculus classes. PreCalculus 4R and preCalculus 4H cover the same material and is comprised mostly of Juniors. The difference between these to groups is that 4R takes AP Calculus AB next year and 4H takes AP Calculus BC. Also, we cover material a little more in-depth for the 4H student and our tests may be a bit more challenging.
SAGE Chapter 12 Sequences:
TI83 Chapter 12 Sequences: