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Mathematics

AP Calculus BC

fractal designCredit: 1.0 Math credit

Meets:
Session I: M/T/TH

Session II:  M-F 12:30-1:50

Prerequisite(s): Successful Completion of AP Calculus A/B
 

 

This calculus course consists of a full high school academic year of work that is comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities. The student is expected to seek college credit, college placement, or both from the college of his/her choice. The student is required to use a graphing calculator and must have access to the graphing calculator at school and at home. The student must agree to participate in at least one organized mathematics competition held in the district.

Students attend Calculus class two times per week. They will also be required to complete ONLINE work outside of class. If access to the Internet is an issue, students may use CEC computer labs to complete the online assignments.

AP Calculus BC extends the concepts of limits, differentiation, and integration studied in AP Calculus AB to include sequences, infinite series, and parametric, polar and vector valued functions. More attention is given to techniques of integration using parts, trigonometric substitution, partial fractions, and improper integrals. Optional topics include vector analysis, developed to study lines, planes and surfaces in 3-dimensional space and/or advanced problem solving techniques used in major mathematics contests. The student develops ideas from analysis throughout AP Calculus BC. The course prepares the student for the BC level Advanced Placement Exam in Calculus and as a result includes an extensive review of relevant topics.