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Essence of Calculus, Chapter 1

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Dive into the essence of calculus. The first installment of an 11-part playlist introduces the video series by looking at the area of a circle and the area under curves. The narrator explains how to look at calculus as taking a hard contextual problem and converting it to a problem about area.

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Instructional Ideas
  • If possible, have pupils watch the video as homework to allow time for discussion in class
Classroom Considerations
  • It is helpful if learners have some background in calculus
  • Video touches upon derivatives and integrals
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Animations promote understanding
  • Connects different concepts of calculus
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