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FAQ to Succeed in MAT 224 – CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I



What math do I need to take to get into MAT224?

Who should take MAT224?

What will I learn in MAT224?

What materials will I need for MAT224?

What websites can I use to prepare for MAT224?

What if I have more questions?




What math do I need to take to get into MAT224?

Students may take this course after successfully completing MAT204, College Algebra and Trigonometry II, at Clinton Community College (CCC) or an equivalent course at another recognized institution. Students may also place directly into this course by scoring sufficiently high on the CCC math placement exam or by recommendation of a math faculty member.
 


Who should take MAT224?

 This course is generally taken by students considering majors in math, science, computer science, and engineering, however, students who excel in mathematics are encouraged to take this course. Successful completion of MAT224 will satisfy the SUNY General Education knowledge area of mathematics at SUNY four-year institutions.
 


What will I learn in MAT224?


This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of differential and integral calculus. Course topics include limits and continuity; differentiation and its applications including curve sketching; indefinite and definite integrals; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; derivatives and integrals of the trigonometric functions. The use of a graphing calculator is required for this course to further the exploration of these functions and their applications.  Near the end of the course, students will complete a comprehensive, departmental final exam. 


Prerequisite: MAT200 or MAT204 or MAT205 or their equivalent or placement

What materials will I need for MAT224?


REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:

Calculus, Early Transcendentals (Single Variable w/MyMathLab Access); 2nd Edition. Briggs, Cochran, and Gillett. Pearson.  ISBN #978032965172


 OR

MyMathLab Access Code. Pearson. (An e-textbook is included with the access code.) ISBN#9780321199911


The MyMathLab (MML) access code provides you access to the MML online learning system, which includes a e-text and online homework assignments.  A hard copy of the textbook is not required for this course.


REQUIRED MATERIALS:

A graphing calculator (the TI-83, TI-83 Plus, or TI-84 Plus)



What websites can I use to prepare for MAT224?

The Math Department at CCC recommends that you review the following prerequisite topics to prepare for MAT224:

  1. Algebraic Expressions: adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, simplifying
  2. Functions and Their Properties: domain, range, symmetry, asymptotes
  3. Trigonometry: graphs, special triangles, unit circle, identities, radian measure


You can do this from home by selecting any of the aforementioned topics on the math-tutorial websites listed below; there you will find links to math tutorial websites that provide mini-lectures, practice problems, and helpful tips.


What if I have more questions?

Feel free to contact a member of the Math Department in person, by phone or via email. A list of department members can be found on the CCC website at:

http://www.clinton.edu/MathDepartment/content-staff/gid/85/default.cml


For more details on MAT224 course objectives visit: MAT224 Course Information Sheet