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UMHS Calculus, v1

1.0 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor: Mr. Stephen Adams

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Instructor Information:

I have been a University of Mississippi HS mathematics instructor since 2011. I teach Algebra II, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus. In addition to teaching online, I am a full time math teacher at Pontotoc High School where I teach Statistics, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and ACT Prep.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138

Course Description:

This course is comprised of both precalculus topics and Calculus I topics. The precalculus topics are integrated throughout the course text according to function type in order to better facilitate the transition to higher order concepts. Prerequisites: Two years of high school mathematics beyond plane geometry, including trigonometry.


Required Textbook:

Calculus I with Precalculus: A One-Year Course (High School Edition), 3rd Edition by Larson, Ron - 2012

ISBN 10: 1-111-57679-3; ISBN 13: 978-1-111-57679-0

Be sure you get this exact textbook, which will have a code for CourseMate. This is an online video and practice site which will give you access to more information.

This course has been designed for use with the 3rd edition of the text. If you choose to use the earlier edition of the text you must be aware of the following: Both editions are very similar and contain all chapters and sections covered in this course. The earlier edition does not contain certain revisions and supplementary exercises. The earlier edition does not correlate with the suggested homework assignments.

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as,, or usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives include (but are not limited to):

Click this Course Standards link for a full list of the standards covered in this course.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 5 units and a total of 14 lessons.



Reading Assignments

Due for Grades



Lesson Presentations

Lesson Quiz


Functions and Their Graphs

Chapter 1

Lesson Quizzes and Chapter 1 Test


Polynomial and Rational Functions

Chapter 2

Lesson Quizzes and Chapter 2 Test


Limits and Their Properties

Chapter 3

Lesson Quizzes and Chapter 3 Test



Chapter 4

Lesson Quizzes and Chapter 4 Test


Applications of Differentiation

Chapter 5

Lesson Quizzes and Chapter 5 Test



Chapter 6

Lesson Quizzes and Chapter 6 Test


Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Chapter 7

Lesson Quizzes and Chapter 7 Test


Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Calculus

Chapter 8

Lesson Quizzes and Chapter 8 Test


Trigonometric Functions

Chapter 9

Lesson Quizzes and Chapter 9 Test


Trigonometric Functions and Calculus

Chapter 11

Lesson Quizzes and Chapter 11 Test

Final Exam

Cumulative Exam

Chapter 0-11

Final Exam

Grading Scale:

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

The grading in this course is comprised of three elements: quizzes, chapter tests, and a cumulative final exam.

  1. Quizzes (30%) There is a quiz assigned for most sections. Each quiz must be completed before the following chapter test can be taken. You may attempt each quiz only once. Make certain to save your quiz several times as you are working through it. The quizzes are designed to give you a snap shot of the material that will appear on the following test.
  2. Tests (50%) Tests must be proctored and will be completed at the end of every chapter covered in the course. These tests will include all concepts covered thus far, with a major emphasis on the material in the most recently completed chapter. Make sure to save your test several times as you are working through it.
  3. Final Exam (20%) The final exam must be proctored and will be cumulative.