Welcome to Calculus Skills Page for Students
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer believes that all Engineering and Science students in Calculus should become proficient in solving basic problems. It is important to work carefully and accurately and Calculus is a good place to develop these habits as the basic problems in Calculus are used in many different disciplines.
To help reach this educational goal, a list of Calculus Skills
Problems has been created for students to practice and master. These problems
are "algorithmically generated" which means that each problem will change
but the techniques and skills needed to solve the problem will remain
the same. Versions of these algorithmically generated problems will be given on exams and quizzes throughout the semester. Final answers for these problems will be graded right or wrong with
The Calculus Skills Problems cover portions of Calculus I and Calculus II. Students will be able to master these problems in advance of exams and quizzes by practicing them repeatedly. Samples of all the problems from Calculus I and Calculus II can be found at the tabs labeled Calculus I and Calculus II, respectively, in the navigation tool bar at the top of the page.
- Registration and access for all Calculus I and II courses can be found At This Link
- Once at the site, you can get to the student solutions manual by clicking "Resources" on the left panel and then selecting "Content by Type". The Student Solutions Manual is linked down at the bottom.
- Quiz Block Assignment Due the First Week of Class in Calculus I: The "test block" in Calculus I that is listed on the class hour schedule is a required weekly quiz block. The first assignment is at this link. This assignment is due at the quiz block during the first week of class.