AP® Calculus AB
AP Calculus AB is an introductory college-level calculus course. Students cultivate their understanding of differential and integral calculus through engaging with real-world problems represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally and using definitions and theorems to build arguments and justify conclusions as they explore concepts like change, limits, and the analysis of functions.
Who Should Attend
New and experienced AP Calculus Teachers
How to Enroll
To enroll, please visit our registration website.
What Will You Learn
- Use of multi-representational approaches to examine problems algebraically, graphically, numerically, and verbally
- Use of technology to reinforce these relationships, to experiment and to develop concepts
- Examination of topics common on current AP exams, as well as topics that students struggle with in AP Calculus
- A look at the new AP Calculus Curriculum Framework – what has changed, how it affects you as a teacher, and how it can help your students be more successful.
- Creating formative and summative assessments to better prepare students for the AP exam
- Working through current AP Exam Free Response questions, looking for skills that need to be reinforced, as well correlation to the grading rubrics
- Exploring online Calculus resources in a lab setting
- Participation in classroom-based activities that tie together multiple concepts
How Will You Benefit
- Make equitable access a guiding principle in your school’s AP program
- Prepare your students for success in college-level courses
- Develop instructional approaches that align with the goals of AP
- Identify the tasks and materials for which students might need more preparation
- Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course
- Successfully coordinate your schools’ AP Exam administration
- Teachers will need to bring a calculator and safety goggles. A laptop is highly recommended.
- They are reminded that open-toe shoes are not permitted in the lab.
- Lab coats/aprons/gloves are optional.