After we learned integration by parts in grade 11 AP calculus, we went on a tangent to apply this knowledge to trigonometric functions and substitutions. By then, we had acquired a fraction of the skills needed to integrate rational functions. With long division and partial fractions on our side, we can integrate problems of all shapes and sizes!
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.
Last year, TOPS students went on their annual trip to the Stratford Festival to view a variety of plays and musicals; specifically, 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.