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AP Calculus AB

This course is designed for the student who has displayed both exceptional mathematical talent and diligence in the study of all other selected high school courses. Topics of study will be selected from limits and continuity, the derivative, the fundamental theorem of calculus, special functions, techniques of integration, partial derivatives, and multiple integration. Analytic geometry will be included as needed. Opportunity will be provided for students to take the Advanced Placement exam in the spring. A graphing calculator with numerical differentiation and integration capabilities is required for the AP calculus test.

Grade Placement: 12
Prerequisites: Pre-AP Precalculus

This course is worth 1 credit.

AP Calculus BC

This course is an extension of the currently offered AP Calculus AB course. It includes all topics covered in Calculus AB plus additional topics. Common topics require a similar depth of understanding. Broad concepts and widely applicable methods are emphasized. Graphing calculators are used regularly. Extensions to AB include: parametric, polar, and vector functions, use of slope fields and Euler's method to find solutions to differential equations, improper integrals and series, solving logistic equations, polynomial approximations and series, including Taylor and Maclaurin series. Many colleges award credit with a lower grade on the BC exam than on the AB exam. A student may also be awarded two semesters credit with a passing score on the BC test. The AP BC exam is 60% from the AB material and 40% from BConly material. In addition, an AB sub-score is given on the BC exam. Students should take the AP exam upon completion of this course.

Grade Placement: 12
Prerequisites: Pre-AP Precalculus

This course is worth 1 credit.

 
 
 

Gordon Stephens
Teaches: AP Calculus BC, Precalculus

Room: 2006
Email: 
gstephen@aisd.net
Phone: (682)-867-6985
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Rodney Bond
Teaches: AP Calculus AB, Pre-AP Precalculus, IB Math Studies

Room: 1108
Email: 
rbond@aisd.net
Phone:(682)-867-7074
Visit the class website 
here.

 

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