Curve Sketching

The grade 11 calculus class began a new unit on curve sketching. Using their prior knowledge about the first and second derivatives of functions, students were able to sketch the slopes, concavities, and other key points of interest of various trigonometric, logarithmic, and rational functions.

Crazy Circuits

In groups of four and five, the grade 12 AP physics students executed self-designed experiments to test the properties of diodes, transistors, and capacitors. They constructed circuits to measure the electrical potential and current at a desired semiconductor. Students attended lectures about semiconductors to help them with their experiments.

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.