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Advanced Placement Calculus AB Course Description 

Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB

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.

Summary Info:

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Format: Online

Approval: UC a-g/NCAA

Duration: Full Year

Credits: 10

Prerequisite: None