• This course is taken for 2 semesters. Calculus AB is considered equivalent to Calculus I at most colleges and universities.
• Prerequisites: Successful completion (an 80 or higher average) of Pre-calculus or Accelerated Pre-Calculus, along with that teacher’s recommendation (see below); completion of summer assignment*; signed WCPS AP contract (also see reverse); superior work ethic; strong organizational skills; excellent study habits; above average algebra and trigonometry skills.
• Course Description: This course follows the College Board topical outline for the Advanced Placement Calculus course and examination (http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/Controller.jpf). This course establishes the concepts, skills and basic applications of differential and integral calculus. The study requires the ability to do an in-depth analysis of the relationships between and applications of a function or relation, its derivative, and antiderivative in rectangular form. The primary emphases of the course are deep conceptual understanding, developing general problem solving strategies, and the development of calculus as an analytical problem-solving tool.
• AP Review Book: You will need to purchase “Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam” 2019 edition by the Princeton Review.
• SUMMER ASSIGNMENT: Create a Calculus Reference Book containing information pertaining to common concepts and functions. The description of the assignment along with the rubric will need to be picked up from Ms. Head in room D110 before you leave for the summer.
• Instructor: Angie Head email@example.com
A teacher recommendation is required.
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