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Advanced Placement Calculus AB

Section #: 2562 (CALC AB AP)

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