## AP® Calculus AB

**AP® Calculus AB **Course Description

**AP® Calculus AB**

The prerequisite for this course is Pre-Calculus with 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. I 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.

We meet with the Honors Calculus I class to learn content on Tuesdays/Thursdays then we meet on Wednesdays starting in November to focus our attention to the actual AP® Calculus AB exam. We discuss previous years' free response questions, multiple choice and general test-taking skills for taking an Advanced Placement 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.

We meet with the Honors Calculus I class to learn content on Tuesdays/Thursdays then we meet on Wednesdays starting in November to focus our attention to the actual AP® Calculus AB exam. We discuss previous years' free response questions, multiple choice and general test-taking skills for taking an Advanced Placement 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.

**Click here to read more about Calculus options for home schooled students.****Before you register:**

High School Math Live wants your student to be placed in the appropriate course so that they will be successful and challenged while learning the beauty of mathematics. We would like for you to view a

**checklist**of items to consider before joining our HSML family and also view a

**"AP**

**®**

**Calculus AB Course Preparedness" document**

**which we believe will be a good indicator of whether your student is ready for this course.**

**Click**to visit The College Board AP® Calculus AB Homepage

**Click to view an article**published by The College Board discussing how this course

can help make your college experience more successful!

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

5 – 40%, 4 – 29%, 3 – 21%, 2 – 8%, 1 – 2%; 497 students participating; all students were encouraged to take exam

HSML students 2017-2020 (27 students): 5 - 22%, 4 - 30%, 3 - 37%, 2 - 11%, 1 - 0%

National Average 2017-2019: 5 - 19%, 4 - 18%, 3 - 20.8%, 2 - 22.6%, 1 - 19.6%

(2020 National AP Score distributions will be available in the fall)

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

## DetailsTotal Cost: $750/year (not including book) General Tuition Details Teacher: Regina LondonClick teacher name for bio, sample class recording, and more! Class times are in Central Time Zone.- Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 am - 11:25 am CST with
This class is almost full! Calendar: HSML 2020-2021 CALCULUS I Calendar Textbook information College Textbook:ISBN: 9780538498678 Do these class times conflict with your schedule? Click here. |
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Technology and Supplies:Classes are held virtually via Citrix GoToMeeting. Instructions to attend class will be posted on the the teacher's class page. Your student will need a computer, headset with microphone, and good internet connection. |
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