Active Prelude to Calculus (Boelkins)

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This is an online homework companion to Active Prelude to Calculus. It comprises hundreds of algorithmic problems carefully organized into problem sets mapped to textbook sections. Use this course as-is, or customize at any level. You can mix-and-match problems from other catalog courses, add problems from the Edfinity problem repository, or write your own.

How to use this course

  1. Homework: Assign high quality problems with hints and personalized feedback to develop problem-solving skills.
  2. Testing: Create summative secure online quizzes and tests in minutes. 
  3. Supplementary resources: Embed videos, class notes, and applets alongside assignments.
  4. Intervention: Use rich analytics to identify and monitor at-risk students for timely intervention.
  5. Analytics: Drill down into student performance and identify problematic or difficult topics.
  6. Flipped classroom: Assign pre-class assignments. Save precious class time for discussions.
  7. Emporium classes: Use Edfinity for individual/group work for large enrollment sections in labs.
Interactive, algorithmic problems
Algebraic, graphing, open response; randomized variants, hints, and tips
Adaptive learning and personalization
Each student receives personalized support
to fill learning gaps.
Corequisite course structures
Use pre-built corequisite content,
or create your own.
LMS integration and accessibility
Connect to your LMS in minutes. VPAT here.
WeBWorK-compatible
Import and author WeBWorK problems.

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Syllabus

  1. Edfinity Demo
  2. 1.1-1.3 Changing in Tandem; Functions; The Average Rate of Change of a Function
  3. 1.4-1.6 Linear Functions; Quadratic Functions; Composite Functions
  4. 1.7-1.9 Inverse Functions; Transformations of Functions; Combining Functions
  5. 2.1-2.4 Traversing Circles; The Unit Circle; The Sine/Cosine Functions; Sinusoidal Functions
  6. 3.1-3.4 Exponential Growth/Decay; Modeling with exponential functions; The special number e; What a logarithm is
  7. 3.5-3.6 Properties and applications of logarithmic functions; Modeling temperature and population
  8. 4.1-4.5 Right triangles; The Tangent Function; Inverse trigonometric functions; Finding Angles; Other Trigonometric Functions/Identities
  9. 5.1-5.3 Infinity, limits, and power functions; Polynomials; Modeling with polynomials
  10. 5.4-5.5 Rational functions; Key features rational functions

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