Calculus AB is an intense, challenging course, which develops the students’ comprehension of the concepts of calculus, while providing experience with its methods and applications. The course emphasizes a multirepresentational approach where ideas, results and problems are expressed graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally. Technology, mainly the TI84 graphing calculator, is used regularly to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation and to assist in interpreting results. Topics covered include derivatives, integrals, limits, and approximations and the relationships between them. The emphasis is on a modeling approach with applications to real world problems. Preparation for the Calculus AB AP Exam is also a major component of this course.
Calculus BC is a fullyear course in the calculus of functions of a single variable. It includes all topics covered in Calculus AB plus additional topics. Both courses represent collegelevel mathematics for which most colleges grant advanced placement and credit. The content of Calculus BC is designed to qualify the student for placement and credit in a course that is one course beyond that granted for Calculus AB.