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    Verndale Drivers Education 2015

    Civics 9A
    Civics 9B
    AM History 7B
    AM History 7A

    Welcome to Fitness and Wellness. My name is Greg Johnson and I will be your instructor this semester.

    This course is designed to help students learn how to modify their health and lifestyle choices in order to help them live an active and healthy life. Topics of this course may include the five components of fitness, the health triangle, techniques of weight management, the ability to find and critically interpret reliable health information, as well as other health and fitness topics.

    This class will be unique in that we will be combining the activity aspects of a fitness class with the "book work" of a health class.

    This will be the sixth year of teaching an online class for me. This will be the first time that I am offering this class to Verndale students in an exclusive format. I am sure that we will have to make some changes and adjustments as we go. On the left side of the page you will find a section called "Latest News". Check this area for announcements related to the course. The first thing that I would like you to do is to read over the information found in the course overview section below.

    This class meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC) Goal Areas 2 (critical thinking) and 4 (mathematics/logical reasoning). This course includes limits and continuity, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, and applications of the derivative and definite integral.  At the completion of this course you should be able to perform the following competencies

    • Understand precalculus concepts including algebraic functions and graphs
    • Explore concepts of limits and continuity and discovery the derivative through the limit and the tangent line problem
    • Perform basic differentiation techniques and find extrema
    • Find area using Riemann sums and integration
    • Utilize the fundamental theorems of Calculus to evaluate definite integrals
    • Perform numerical integration and integration by substitution
    • Differentiate and integrate logarithmic and exponential functions
    • Use the chain rule, product and quotient for differentiation and use implicit differentiation
    • Utilize the Mean Value Theorem and Rolle’s Theorem
    • Use differentiation for graphing, related rates, differentials and optimization
    • Perform basic integration techniques
    Instructor - Stephanie Brownlow