This activity aims to setup an online education portal for STEM areas that provides competitive, cutting-edge skills necessary for pre-college and college students in Zimbabwe to access the higher education market worldwide.

Instructor:  Name, email

Calculus I topics

  1. Functions
  2. Limits of Functions
  3. Continuity
  4. Derivatives & Differentiation Rules, including for inverse functions and implicit differentiation
  5. The Mean Value Theorem 

  6. Applications of Derivatives: Behavior of Functions, Optimization, L'Hospital's Rule
  7. Antiderivatives
  8. Definite Integrals
  9. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  10. Integration by Substitution


Homework

1: In automatic quizzes there are problems that ask to e.g. solve an equation, simplify, find a limit, derivative or antiderivative. The system gives feedback after finishing the quiz. One may practice with the quiz as long as necessary to feel confident that the topic is learned. The best score counts towards the course grade. The problems change a little each time a quiz is taken.

2: There will be weekly workshops in which students are requested to submit short presentations of mathematical problems (which may also be justifications or proofs of statements). In a workshop, a student will submit his or her independent complete work with proper justifications. After that, the student gets to see a sample solution. Based on the sample solution the assessment criteria, the student is next requested to grade other students’ submissions. Each submission will be, in this way, peer graded by several fellow students chosen randomly. The instructors will oversee the workshop activities.

Credits: 8 ECTS Credits. 

 

Examinations: midterm and final proctored examination. 


This is a course designed to cover A-Level Mathematics curriculum in Zimbabwe.

This is a course designed to cover the curriculum of ordinary level mathematics in Zimbabwe.

This is a course currently under design to offer business skills from small business management to the local legal environment for business.