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Preparing for the AP* Calculus AB and BC Exams

This six week course will help students prepare for the AP* Calculus AB Exam. * AP Calculus is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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About the Course

This course reviews the topics for the AP Calculus AB Exam. Each week of the six week review will include review videos for an important block of material, complete with videos of worked example problems and exam tips. There will also be an extensive online quiz given each week, with multiple problem versions that students can use to practice, along with an practice tests to help students prepare for the AP* Calculus AB Exam.

* AP Calculus is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

Course Syllabus

Week 1:      Limits, Continuity and Derivatives

Week 2:      More on Derivatives, Curve Sketching and Applications of Derivatives

Week 3:      Antiderivatives and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Week 4:      Integration Techniques

Week 5:      Applications of Integration

Week 6:      Exam Practice and Tips

Recommended Background

Concurrent enrollment in an AP* AB Calculus course, or prior exposure to the material in AP* AB Calculus.

Suggested Readings

 There is no required reading for this course. The topics can be found in many free online resources. For example, consider the MIT Open CourseWare materials (http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-18-001-calculus-online-textbook-spring-2005/textbook/), or the materials at Khan Academy (http://www.khanacademy.org/math/calculus), or the free materials from the University of Houston (http://online.math.uh.edu/Math1431/http://online.math.uh.edu/Math1432/Practice/Practice.html and http://online.math.uh.edu/HoustonACT/videocalculus/index.html).

Course Format

This class will consist of several lecture videos over content taught in high school AP* AB Calculus.  There will be quizzes over the content reviewed each week as well as optional stand alone homework assignments.  We will also make full use of the class discussion forum to check for understanding and prepare you for the AP* AB Calculus Exam given in May.  There will be a practice exam given at the end of the course.

FAQ


  • Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?

    Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructors.

  • What resources will I need for this class?

    For this course, all you need is an Internet connection, and the time to read, watch videos, work problems, discuss, and enjoy mathematics.

  • How will I benefit from taking this class?

    This course will help you make a 5 on the AP* Calculus AB Exam.


    * AP Calculus is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.