Advanced Placement Calculus AB - Riverside High School
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Advanced Placement Calculus AB

Section #: 2562 (CALC AB AP)

The material covered includes the study and application of differentiation and integration, and graphical analysis including limits, asymptotes, and continuity. This course is typically equivalent to one semester of college calculus. The AP course moves at a faster pace and students can receive college credit by passing the AP exam at the end of the year.

Calculus AB, Advanced Placement is a course based on content established by the College Board. Calculus AB is primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The course emphasizes a multirepresentational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations also are important. Topics include: (1) functions, graphs, and limits; (2) derivatives; and (3) integrals. Technology should be used regularly by students and teachers to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results.

A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description website here.

Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12

Recommended Prerequisite:  Pre-Calculus

Credits: A two credit course, 1 credit per semester

Counts as a Mathematics Course for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas