Honors Calculus provides students with a rigorous course in calculus with in-depth instruction in the basic concepts of calculus. The course is designed for those students not planning to take the Advanced Placement Examination in Calculus. Calculus brings together many of the concepts and procedures from algebra, geometry and trigonometry. The focus in the first half of the year will be on functions, limits and differential calculus with an emphasis on real world problems in the area of related rates, optimization and motion. The focus in the second half of the year will be on integral calculus with applications that include finding areas enclosed by the graphs of functions, finding the volumes of shapes defined by functions and calculating quantities by integrating derivative functions