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Countdown to Calculus - Summer 2023 is a Course

Countdown to Calculus - Summer 2023

Started Jun 20, 2023

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Countdown to Calculus

Note: Students who score less than 75% on the placement exam will be given a second attempt at the math placement exam upon successful completion of this course, allowing them to potentially place into Calculus 1 in their first semester after passing the placement exam in the second attempt.

  • Schedule: 1:00-2:00 PM, Monday through Thursday
    • May be taken either in-person or remotely for the benefit of incoming students who have yet to relocate to the area.
  • Enrichment Session: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, Friday
    • Career panels with STEM professionals in industry
    • Meeting with STEM faculty from Florida Tech & Undergraduate Program Expo
    • Student Support and Academic Recourses
    • Student Life and Residence Life @Florida Tech
  • Faculty Supervisor: Dr. G.B. Tenali, Department Head, Mathematics and Systems Engineering
  • Instructor: Dianeliz Ortiz Mantes, dortizmartes2021@my.fit.edu
  • Course Description: Provides the review of key mathematical concepts to help students gear up for fast-paced college level Calculus course. Focuses on helping incoming students prepare for their first math class at Florida Tech. Designed with the needs on first-year science and engineering majors in mind, the class will be a comprehensive survey of key foundational concepts that will be utilized in Calculus 1. The course will reinforce basic algebraic skills, giving students good operational competence in solving equations and inequalities, and allow them to confidently deal with polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Students who score less than 75% on the placement exam will be given a second attempt at the math placement exam upon successful completion of this course, allowing them to potentially place into Calculus 1 in their first semester after passing the placement exam in the second attempt.
  • Course Outline:
    • Exponential Functions, Logarithm Functions, Log Rules
    • Trigonometry
    • Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities
    • Solving Logarithmic & Exponential Equations
    • Functions and their graphs