Calculus/AP (AB Level)

Calculus/AP (AB Level) 341B 4 Credits

2 TRIMESTERS

PREREQUISITE: A MINIMUM OF B+ IN PRECALCULUS: TRIGONOMETRY/HONORS AND PRECALCULUS ANALYSIS/HONORS OR CONFERENCE WITH DEPARTMENT HEAD

A model rocket is launched straight upward at a velocity of 40 feet per second. How fast is it traveling 3.5 seconds later? What is the sum of infinitely many infinitely small quantities? Calculus investigates these ideas. Calculus AB prepares students to take the AB level of the CEEB Advanced Placement Exam. Based on a syllabus set by the College Board, this course contains topics taught in first-semester college calculus courses as well as some of the topics taught in the second semester. Students who are successful in this course will be prepared to take a second-semester college calculus course. Students who elect this course need a strong background in algebra, geometry and trigonometry. The ability to think abstractly is very important. Graphing calculators are used in class and on homework. It is expected that students have access to a graphing calculator outside of class. Review sessions during trimester 3 will be held so students can prepare for the AP exam in May.

Possible Next Courses: Introduction to Statistics 1 & 2, College Class

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