## Coding to Calculus

# Goals and Motivation

Coding to Calculus started out as an offshoot of the Bridge to Calculus outreach program run out of Northeastern University. Bridge to Calculus is a partnership with the Boston public school system that aims to prepare motivated students for AP level calculus courses (AB/BC). The primary goal of this course project is to present python in a mathematical light, and to help students better understand high school level maths, while also helping them create personal projects that will lead to stronger college applications.

# Structure and Lectures

## Structure

The course is broken up into a series of lectures that are designed to be presented using Jupyter notebook and reveal.js. The ultimate goal is to have an accompanying blog post/live presentation to supplement the more complex lectures and topics. Topics from calculus are introduced, but the main purpose of this course is to strenghten a studentâ€™s background and understanding of Geometry and Algebra.

## Lectures

# Lecture 1:

- This lecture introduces the course, and helps students write their first program (obligitory
`"Hello World!"`

)

# Lecture 2:

- This lecture introduces students to basic arithmetic in python and uses several built in datatypes as a motivating example. It also briefly introduces the rules of algebra in the context of Python.