Math135 First Day

Course introduction

  • Welcome, introductions, and class description
  • What’s a model?
  • What’s calculus?
  • What’s a function? A family of functions?
  • Why use computers?

Before class

In class

  • Answer questions about  the course, including placement in calculus
  • Math modeling activity
  • Take a first look at R for calculations (section 1 of StartR).