The overall goal of this course is to help students understand and apply the three big ideas of AB Calculus: limits, derivatives, and integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Embedded throughout the big ideas are the mathematical practices for AP Calculus: reasoning with definitions and theorems, connecting concepts, implementing algebraic/computational processes, connecting multiple representations, building notational fluency, and communicating mathematics orally and in well-written sentences. Applications, in particular to solid geometry and physics, will be studied where appropriate.Course Materials
Textbook: Larson, Ron and Bruce H. Edwards. Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions. AP Edition. 6th ed. Boston: Brooks/Cole, 2015. Kindle Edition.Technology Requirement
You will need a graphing calculator every day. Any AP-approved calculator will work. You can access Desmos online, which will provide all of the functions of a handheld graphing calculator.
Help students understand and apply the three bit ideas of AB Calculus.