Advanced Placement Calculus
AP Calculus is a one-year long class that is equivalent to one semester of college calculus. The three main areas of emphasis are limits, derivatives, and antiderivatives. Students taking this class are expected to take the AP test.
The course’s specific goals and objectives are to develop a higher level of confidence and competence in mathematical problem solving, to appreciate real world applications of calculus, to prepare to take and pass the AP Calculus test in May, to learn a variety of methods to solve academically challenging problems, to demonstrate understanding of mathematical concepts through written & verbal communications, to learn to work collaboratively, to understand when the use of a scientific or graphing calculator is appropriate and become proficient at using the calculator to solve problems efficiently.
For this class students will be required to create a binder. This binder will serve as a study tool in preparation for the AP test. In the binder students will keep notes, homework, group work, journal entries, projects, practice AP test questions, as well as information regarding the AP test.
Textbook(s): Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic Bundle
, Edition: 3rd, Author(s): Finney, Ross L.; Demana, Franklin; Waits, Bert K.; Kennedy, Dan
Prerequisites: Algebra I, Algebra II, Math IV, and acceptance based upon department approval
Instructor: Karen Haldeman
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