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AP Calculus AB (Fall Semester)Credit: 0.5 units
Lessons: 8 lessons, 8 submitted
Exams: 2 exams
Grading: Computer and Faculty Evaluated
Prerequisites: Full credit for Geometry and Precalculus or Trigonometry (C or better)
Description: This course provides students with a college-level foundation in calculus. Coursework emphasizes the relationship between the various forms of a function: graphs, equations, tables, and verbal expressions. Calculus has two main topics: rate of change and area under a curve. The fall semester focuses on finding rates of change, i.e. differentiation. Students will review familiar functions and explore the concept of limits and differentiation.
DATES: Fall enrollments begin in May; coursework starts August 26, 2013. Spring enrollments begin in October; coursework starts on January 13, 2014.
Gifted: This course is academically challenging. Any student who has an interest in the subject and has met the prerequisites (if any), may enroll.
The course content will be viewable prior to the start date. Read more about our online Advanced Placement courses. Our AP courses follow a specific calendar, and the normal 9-month completion policy does not apply to these courses. Therefore, students who have not completed all work by the due date for the course final (listed on the course calendar) will automatically be withdrawn from the course. Students who choose to take the AP exam will need to make their own arrangements. Contact the College Board for assistance in locating a testing site, or contact a local high school to determine whether it administers the test.
Lesson assignments need to be created in Microsoft Word or another word processor that saves files as .doc (Word 97–2003 document) or .rtf (Rich Text format).
Materials Note: Students will need access to a graphing calculator (e.g. TI-83+ or newer). The same textbook is also used for the fall semester.
Preview This Course A preview includes general information about the course and, if available, one lesson and one progress evaluation.
Required materials total: $121.85
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|1. ||Finney||Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic||3rd '07||0-13-201408-4||121.85||
High School fee: $200.00
Administrative fee: $25.00
Subtotal, fees only: $225.00
Required materials: $121.85
Total cost, including materials: $346.85