AP Calculus AB

00 - Pilot

Course Number : APC-AB

Level : Intermediate

Course Features :

Lecture Notes, Assignment, Assignment: Programming, Exam, Projects, and Examples

Course Description :

AP Calculus in calculus consists of a full high school academic year of work and is comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities. It is expected that students who take an AP course in calculus will seek college credit, college placement, or both from institutions of higher learning.

Calculus AB can be offered as an AP course by any school that can organize a curriculum for students with mathematical abilities. This curriculum should include all the prerequisites for a year's course in calculus listed below. Calculus AB is designed to be taught over a full high school academic year. It is possible to spend some time on elementary functions and still teach the Calculus AB curriculum within a year. However, if students are to be adequately prepared for the Calculus AB Exam, most of the year must be devoted to the topics in differential and integral calculus described below. These topics are the focused on the AP Exam questions.

Calculus AB and Calculus BC courses described here represent college-level mathematics for which most colleges grant advanced placement and/or credit. Most colleges and universities offer a sequence of several courses in calculus, and entering students are placed within this sequence according to the extent of their preparation, as measured by the results of an AP Exam or other criteria. Appropriate credit and placement are granted by each institution in accordance with local policies. The content of Calculus BC is designed to qualify the student for placement and credit in a course that is one course beyond that granted for Calculus AB. Many colleges provide statements regarding their AP Policies in their catalogs, and on their websites.

Broad concepts and widely applicable methods are emphasized. The focus of the courses is neither manipulation nor memorization of an extensive taxonomy of functions, curves, theorems, or problem types. Thus, although facility with manipulation and computational competence are important outcomes, they are not the core of these courses.

Success in AP Calculus is closely tied to the preparation students have had in courses leading up to their AP Courses. Students should have demonstrated mastery of material from courses that are the equivalent of four full years of high schools mathematics before attempting calculus. These courses should include the study of algebra, geometry, coordinate geometry, and trigonometry, with the fourth year of study including advanced topics in algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions.

The AP Calculus Development Committee recommends that calculus should be taught as a college-level course. With a solid foundation in courses taken before AP, students will be prepared to handle the rigor of a course at this level. Students who take an AP Calculus course should do so with the intention of placing out of a comparable college calculus course. This may be done through the AP Exam, a college placement exam, or any other method employed by the college. Lastly, this description been taken from AP Course Description program, with some adjustment to current courses, edit and arrangement has been made by me personally.

Course Meeting Times :

I am available for help under appointment to my email. In addition, all class notes and assignments needed to be provided for the question.

Pre-requisites :

Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, elementary functions, and the language of functions..

Course Recommended Text :

Jr, George B. Thomas. Thoma’s Calculus 13th Ed. Published by Pearson. ISBN: 978-0-321-87896-0

Grading Policy :

Grades will be based on the total points earned on tests (70%), quizzes (15%), and class homework (15%).

The grading scale as follows:

90 - 100% => A

80 - 89% => B

70 - 79% => C

60 - 69% => D

50 - 59% => E

00 - 49% => U

Major Topic :

This topic outline is intended to indicate the scope of the course, but it is not necessarily the order in which the topics need to be taught. Although, the exam is based on the major topics listed here:

  1. Functions, and Graphs

  2. Limits

  3. Derivatives

  4. Integrals

Notes :

Homework will be assigned weekly. Learners are expected to turn in their own work (not "borrowed" work from other students or from the internet). Late work will be accepted if submitted with a ticket.