AP Calculus BC (11545)
Calculus BC is a faster-paced alternative to Calculus AB; common topics require a similar depth of understanding. The curriculum covered in Calculus BC will equate to a full year of a typical college calculus course. The course will emphasize a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results and problems being expressed geometrically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations will be emphasized. All topics from AP Calculus AB will be included along with more advanced topics. Choosing between AP Calculus and AP Statistics should be based on possible college majors. For some areas of study, like social sciences and humanities, Statistics is more appropriate. For other areas like science, technology, or engineering, Calculus is more appropriate. AP Calculus and AP Statistics may be taken concurrently. For college majors in business, both Calculus and Statistics are required at the college level. Successful completion of the Advanced Placement Calculus Test in the spring can result in one or two semesters of college credit from many colleges or universities. Technology is an integral part of this course and a TI83+ graphing calculator will be required. All students enrolled in this class will take the AP exam in May.
Last Modified on December 4, 2018