AP® Calculus BC

Learn AP® Calculus BC topics from highly respected AP Calculus instructors to prepare for the AP® Calculus BC exam.

Course Description

In this calculus course, you will learn all the Calculus BC topics that are not part of the AP® Calculus AB curriculum by engaging with video instruction, exam-style questions and interactive activities.

Each topic is broken up into bite-sized pieces—with short instructional videos, interactive graphs, and practice problems written by many of the same people who write and grade your AP® Calculus exams.

This course is specifically designed for students who have already taken (or are currently enrolled in) Calculus AB. This course combined with a traditional Calculus AB course will prepare students to take the Calculus BC exam.

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Course Outcomes:
  • Mastery of concepts from the AP® Calculus BC curriculum
  • Build confidence in the material as you learn concepts from experienced AP® Calculus teachers
  • Build graphical intuition through interactive graphing
  • Practice for your exam with graded exam-style questions (with explanations)
Course Details:

Prerequisites

Foundational/prerequisite knowledge in Calculus AB and/or BC before attempting these units.
About Instructor:

Stephen Davis - Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science

Stephen Davis has taught mathematics and computer science at Davidson College since 1981, including 5 years of service as department chair (1998–2003). Since 1996, he has been a leader with the Charlotte Mathematics Club, providing enrichment opportunities for mathematically-inspired middle and high schools students. With Howard Anton and Irl Bivens, he is co-author of a major calculus text. He has been involved with the AP® Calculus Reading (grading) since 1988, and starts a term as Chief Reader in July 2015. In addition, he has been a member of the AP® Calculus Development Committee, including service as chair in 2007–2011.


Ben Klein - Professor

Ben Klein taught mathematics at Davidson College from 1971 until 2008, when he retired, as Dolan Professor of Mathematics, from full-time service. He has continued to teach on a part-time basis ever since. He served one term as chair of the Department of Mathematics and served as chair of the Teacher Education Committee for several decades. Beyond Davidson College, he has been active in the Mathematical Association of America, serving as Chair of the Southeastern Section and on the Board of Governors of the national organization. His involvement with the AP program goes back to 1991, when he attended his first AP® Calculus Reading. He has participated in every Reading since, serving as Reader, Table Leader, and for the last 11 years, Question Leader. He was a member of the AP® Calculus Development Committee between 1999 and 2003.


Jane Wortman - AP® Calculus BC Lead Instructor

Jane Wortman taught Mathematics in the Beverly Hills Unified School District in Beverly Hills, California from 1976 - 2014. She started teaching AP® Calculus in 1989 and continued to teach it continually from 1996 until she retired from Beverly Hill High School in 2014. Jane has been attending AP® Calculus Reading since 2003 and has served as a Reader, Table Leader, Question Team Member and Question Leader. Beyond her full time teaching duties Jane served as the Mathematics Department Chair at Beverly Hills High School from 1995 - 2014. She was also an instructor for T^3, Teacher's Teaching With Technology, and taught workshops for teachers. Jane is a long time member of NCTM, MAA and CMC (California Mathematics Council) and has presented at many conferences.


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