AP Calculus BC extends the concepts of limits, differentiation, and integration studied in AP Calculus AB to include sequences, infinite series, and parametric, polar and vector valued functions.  More attention is given to techniques of integration using parts, trigonometric substitution, partial fractions, and improper integrals.  Optional topics include vector analysis, developed to study lines, planes and surfaces in 3-dimensional space and/or advanced problem solving techniques used in major mathematics contests.  The student develops ideas from analysis throughout AP Calculus BC.  The course prepares the student for the BC level Advanced Placement test.

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Grade Level: 11 & 12 (Except with permission from instructor)

This calculus course consists of a full high school academic year of work that is comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities.  The student is expected to seek college credit, college placement, or both from the college of his/her choice.  The student is required to use a graphing calculator and must have access to the graphing calculator at school and at home.  The student must agree to participate in at least one organized mathematics competition held in the district.

Additional Information: In addition to class time, students must be available for a minimum of two additional tutoring sessions per month. Tutoring sessions will occur Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00pm.

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Full Year
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2.0 Math credit or 1.0 per sem (1.0 AP Calc credit and 1.0 Math elective credit in the year)
Successful Completion of AP Calculus A/B
Session IA
Periods 1 and 2 7:30-8:50am Mondays and 7:30-9:50am Tuesdays and Thursdays