AP CALCULUS -AB
What you will learn in this course:
This is a college-level course in differential and integral calculus, equivalent to one semester of calculus at most universities. Topics include a review of functions, an introduction to limits and continuity, derivatives and their applications, integrals and their applications, anti-derivatives and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and an introduction to differential equations. There is an emphasis on conceptual understanding and working with functions represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. Although not required, all students in this course are expected to complete the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam.
How you will learn in this course:
We will use a college level calculus textbook for this course. Students will learn through lecture, discussion, homework problem sets and regular assessments. Although the Texas Instruments graphing calculator is used throughout this course, there are many non-calculator problems that are also explored. Students will solve both calculator and non-calculator problems, and they will be required to provide appropriate written presentations of solutions, similar to the requirements of the Free Response section of the AP Calculus Exam.
Why this course is important:
Calculus continues to build upon the basic mathematical foundations found in advanced algebra and pre-calculus. Extensive practice with applications and problems prepares students for the AP Calculus Exam and additional coursework in calculus.