The AP Calculus Program requires teachers and students to work at a high academic level and encourages students to think as mathematicians. This week-long program will examine ways to review and teach calculus and have our students think as mathematicians. We will look at the big ideas, the enduring understandings, the essential knowledge, and the learning objectives of calculus. We will examine the six Mathematical Practices of mathematicians and learn how these are addressed in the AP Calculus curriculum.
We will also review the concepts of BC calculus highlighting Euler’s method, logistic growth, integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, series, parametric equations, and polar equations. We will review some of the topics of AB Calculus ranging from limits to derivatives to integrals. In both sections we look at ways to develop a conceptual understanding of the topics along with the computational skills needed to be successful. We then look at ways we, as teachers, can help our students be more successful.
The week is intense but filled with teachers working together in order to build a strong BC Calculus course.
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