AP Calculus is taught using the TI-89 graphing calculator. There is a class set of TI-84 calculators available for use during class and a set of 10 TI-89's. However, purchase of your own calculator is strongly suggested. Homework is assigned every day and will be checked the next class. If you miss a quiz/test due to an absence, you must make it up after school within 1 week of the assignment. The grade will be entered as a zero. If one week passes, the zero remains a part of your grade. Please notify me beforehand, if possible, to get your missed work or to make up an assignment.
**If you miss class for band, chorus, field trip, etc… it is your responsibility to get the day’s notes and complete the HW assigned for that night.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
- Work with functions represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, analytical, or verbal. You should understand the connections among these representations.
- Understand the meaning of the derivative in terms of a rate of change and local linear approximation and use derivatives to solve a variety of problems.
- Understand the meaning of the definite integral both as a limit of Riemann sums and as the net accumulation of change and use integrals to solve a variety of problems.
- Understand the relationship between the derivative and the definite integral as expressed in both parts of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
- Communicate mathematics both orally and in well-written sentences and explain solutions to problems.
- Model a written description of a physical situation with a function, a differential equation, or an integral.
- Use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and verify conclusions.
- Determine the reasonableness of solutions, including sign, size, relative accuracy, and units of measurement.
- Develop an appreciation of calculus as a coherent body of knowledge and as a human accomplishment.
Calendar - **Tentative**
9/8 - Welcome Back to School (virtually), Course Expectations, Summer Assignment Due
9/9 - Calculus Day One Circuit
9/10 - Summer Assignment Test - No Calculator
9/11 - Summer Assignment Test - Calculator, HW: The Bad Luck Ladder
9/14 - 2-0 The Bad Luck Ladder
9/15 - 2-1 Rates of Change
9/16 - Asynchronous - 2-1 Finished via Video Lesson
9/17 - 2-1A Practice
9/18 - Quiz 2.1, HW: Absolute Zero Lab
9/21 - 2-2 Limits Involving Infinity
9/22 - 2-2A End Behavior
9/23 - Asynchronous - 2-2A Finished via Video Lesson
9/24 - Quiz 2.2, HW: Swimming Lab
9/25 - 2-3 Continuity
9/29 - 2-3A Removing a Discontinuity
9/30 - Limits Lab
10/1 - 2-4 Equations of Tangent Lines
10/2 - 2-4A Equations of Normal Lines
10/5 - 2-4B Practice
10/6 - Quiz 2.3
10/7 - Asynchronous - Chapter 2 Review - AP Prep Questions
10/8 - Test Chapter 2 - No Calculator
10/9 - Test Chapter 2 - Calculator