AP CALCULUS AB
Grade Level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus Honors completed with an 80 or higher and teacher recommendation
The purpose of this course is to provide a study of elementary functions and introductory college calculus. Course content corresponds to the syllabus established by the College Board Advanced Placement Program. Students are required to take the AP Calculus AB Examination in May from which placement and/or credit may be awarded at the college level if a qualifying score is obtained. Content covered includes a review of precalculus concepts, limits and continuity and differentiation. Students will work with a variety of functions including polynomial, trigonometric and logarithmic. Emphasis will be placed on applications. In the second half of the course, topics will include integration, modeling using differential equations and applications of definite integrals. Students will have an extensive review and take several practice exams in preparation for the AP exam.