The Rolle of Derivatives

The grade 11 calculus class learned more about how derivatives can be used to solve a variety of questions. Newton’s method, rectilinear motion, and Rolle’s theorem were among the topics that were covered. Students applied this knowledge by creating graphs and diagrams to model different problems.

Relevant Related Rates

The grade 11 calculus class used their knowledge of derivatives to solve related rates problems. One of many real-world problems they examined was calculating the rate of change of the distance between two cars. Next, students will learn about other topics of differentiation, including local linear approximation and indeterminate forms.

All the World’s a Stage

Last weekend, TOPS students went on their annual trip to the Stratford Festival to view a variety of plays and musicals. This year, all four grades watched Billy Elliot the Musical, Othello, and Little Shop of Horrors. Grade 9 students also went on a tour of the Festival Theatre, where they learned more about how productions run behind-the-scenes.