Students who have signed up to take AP Calculus were given a hard copy of their summer packet. All students should wait until the end of July to start working on this packet of skills that have been taught to them in a different course. They have been instructed to work on this packet in pieces until it is complete. One week prior to the beginning of school, I will send them a Google form where they can submit their responses. Students should show their work on a separate sheet of paper and turn it in to me on the first day of school. If a student has any questions regarding how to complete problems within the packet, they should use the resource websites that are on the 2nd page.
Have a great summer!
A. MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THE COURSE
1. All students will be provided with Calculus for the AP course textbook (Sullivan, Miranda 3rd edition). It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that their textbook is not lost, stolen, or damaged throughout the school year. Failure to comply will result in a book fine at the end of the school year. Failure to return the textbook at the end of the school year will result in a fine ($200 to replace the textbook) or possibly revoked privilege of participating in the graduation ceremony.
2. 3-ring binder with loose leaf paper. A notebook must be brought to class everyday unless they have been instructed not to bring it to class.
3. Writing utensil (pencils are preferred for math).
4. Dry Erase Marker – A dry erase marker will be used to submit your answers on the communicators used in the classroom.
5. Suggested - Graphing Calculator. The recommended calculator for most math courses is the TI- 84 CE. Students will be assigned a calculator for the year. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure they keep the calculator in good working condition and return the calculator at the end of the school year. Failure to do so will result in a fine ($150 to replace) or revoked privilege of walking at the graduation ceremony.Goals for the AP Calculus Exam
A Score of 5: Extremely Well Qualified
A Score of 4: Well Qualified
A Score of 3: Qualified
A Score of 2: Possibly Qualified
A Score of 1: No recommendation
B. Goals for the Course - The following proficiencies are required for the granting of credit in AP Calculus:
- Students will be able to work with functions represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, analytical, or verbal. They should understand the connections between these representations.
- Students will understand the meaning of “derivative” in terms of a rate of change and local linear approximation and should be able to use derivatives to solve a variety of problems.
- Students will understand the meaning of “the definite integral” both as a limit of Riemann Sums and as a net accumulation of change and should be able to use integrals to solve a variety of problems.
- Students will understand the relationship between derivatives and the definite integral as expressed in both parts of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
- Students will be able to communicate mathematics both orally and in well-written sentences and should be able to explain solutions to problems.
- Students will be able to model a written description of a physical situation with a function, a differential equation, or an integral.
C. GRADING POLICY
1. There are 3 components that make up a marking period grade:
a. Major Assessments = 50% of the marking period grade
i. 2 major assessments (minimum) per marking period
ii. Major assessments include tests, projects, labs, research paper, and essays.
b. Minor Assessments = 35% of the marking period grade.
i. 5 minor assessments (minimum) per marking period
ii. Minor assessments include quizzes, do now quizzes, graded FRQ questions, portfolio writing assignments, & class participation.
c. Homework Assignments = 15%
i. 15% of the marking period grade will consist of the completion of the homework assignments.