## AP® Calculus AB

**AP® Calculus AB **Course Description

**AP® Calculus AB**

This course is designed for students who are ready for the challenge of learning AP® Calculus AB content. Taking the AP® Calculus AB exam for university credit is not a requirement of this course.

The prerequisite for this course is Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry including a clear understanding of the unit circle. Calculus is the study of change and motion. Our problems "move" which makes the study of Calculus exciting and engaging. We discuss limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, integrals and their applications, and an introduction to differential equations. We will explore calculus concepts through engaging real-world problems and learn how to justify mathematical conclusions. We follow the same learning objectives as the College Board AP® Calculus AB course, which equates to a semester long Calculus I course at most colleges and universities. Even though we cover a college level course over an entire school year, the pace is still brisk. This is a challenging course that uses a college level textbook, written by James Stewart, which includes all the necessary concepts to prepare for a rigorous college calculus class and/or the AP exam.

If your student chooses to take the Advanced Placement test in May, students can receive usually 3-4 hours of college credit for Calculus I upon a successful exam. Colleges and universities vary on what they accept as a "passing" score and how many hours they grant. Often it is dependent upon the student's intended major.

The prerequisite for this course is Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry including a clear understanding of the unit circle. Calculus is the study of change and motion. Our problems "move" which makes the study of Calculus exciting and engaging. We discuss limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, integrals and their applications, and an introduction to differential equations. We will explore calculus concepts through engaging real-world problems and learn how to justify mathematical conclusions. We follow the same learning objectives as the College Board AP® Calculus AB course, which equates to a semester long Calculus I course at most colleges and universities. Even though we cover a college level course over an entire school year, the pace is still brisk. This is a challenging course that uses a college level textbook, written by James Stewart, which includes all the necessary concepts to prepare for a rigorous college calculus class and/or the AP exam.

If your student chooses to take the Advanced Placement test in May, students can receive usually 3-4 hours of college credit for Calculus I upon a successful exam. Colleges and universities vary on what they accept as a "passing" score and how many hours they grant. Often it is dependent upon the student's intended major.

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can help make your college experience more successful!

*The AP® Calculus AB course is officially recognized by the College Board as "meets the expectations colleges and universities have for AP Calculus AB."***Mrs. London's AP® Calculus AB Exam scores percentages (1991-1997, 2004-2015):**

5 – 39%, 4 – 29%, 3 – 22%, 2 – 8%, 1 – 2%; 543 students participating; all students were encouraged to take exam

HSML students 2017-2022 (42 students): 5 - 28.6%, 4 - 28.6%, 3 - 31%, 2 - 11.9%, 1 - 0%

National Average 2017-2022: 5 - 19.1%, 4 - 17.5%, 3 - 20.3%, 2 - 23.3%, 1 - 19.9%

A 2019-2020 student was selected for West Point's advanced mathematics program!

## DetailsTotal Cost: $780/year (not including book) General Tuition Details Teacher: (Click teacher name for bio, sample class recording, and more!)Regina London Class times are in Central Time Zone.London: TTh 10:00 am - 11:25 am CST AMP Calculus I Course A and Course B ($350 each Course)Click here for more information on At My Pace courses. Calendar: HSML 2022-2023 Calendar for AP Calculus Classes Textbook information College Textbook:ISBN: 9780538498678 Another possible website for textbook purchases is https://isbn.nu/. Just enter the ISBN to search. |
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