AP® Calculus: Challenging Concepts from Calculus AB & Calculus BC

Master the most difficult topics in your AP® Calculus AB & Calculus BC courses.

Course Description

Well-respected AP instructors from around the United States will lead you through video instruction, exam-style questions and interactive activities to help you master the most challenging concepts in the AP® Calculus AB & Calculus BC curriculum. Each module will cover one of the most demanding concepts in this AP® Calculus AB & Calculus BC (based on College Board data from 2011–2013 Advanced Placement® exams). These tricky topics are 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 blended learning in AP classrooms, but can also be used by AP students independently as supplementary help and exam review. *Advanced Placement® a... Read More »

Well-respected AP instructors from around the United States will lead you through video instruction, exam-style questions and interactive activities to help you master the most challenging concepts in the AP® Calculus AB & Calculus BC curriculum.

Each module will cover one of the most demanding concepts in this AP® Calculus AB & Calculus BC (based on College Board data from 2011–2013 Advanced Placement® exams).

These tricky topics are 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 blended learning in AP classrooms, but can also be used by AP students independently as supplementary help and exam review.

*Advanced Placement® and AP® are trademarks registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these offerings.

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Course Outcomes:
  • Mastery of challenging concepts from the AP® Calculus AB & BC curricula
  • 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.


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