AP Calculus AB, semester A is a college-level course covering such concepts as derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, applications, and modeling. In the first semester, the student will begin by reviewing function notation, before exploring absolute value, piecewise, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, polynomial, and rational functions. After studying limits and continuity, the student will move on to concepts of derivatives, including the chain rule, differentiation, implicit differentiation, and logarithmic differentiation.
Students should successfully complete Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, or Trigonometry/Analytical Geometry prior to enrolling. A TI-83+ or TI-84+ graphing calculator is required for this course.
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
- Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
- Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
- Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
- Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
- The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
- Virtual education teacher verifies participation 1 to 3 times weekly