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Online AP Calculus Course Overview and Policies

Course Objectives

Over this five-week course, students will cover:

  • A review of the major content areas on the AP Calculus exam, starting with the topics that make up the highest proportion of test questions.
  • Free response strategies to aid in the completion of open-ended exam questions, with the focus on the recognition of strategy by topic as well as a discussion of what is expected of students to obtain full credit.
  • Basic derivation and integration facts and techniques required through near all problem types on the exam.

Course Materials

Students will have access to a variety of curated, digital test essays and practice questions in the student profile.

Online Platforms

CPP Profile

Schedule of Topics

Class 1: Functions, Graphs, and Limits (pt1)
Class 2: Functions, Graphs, and Limits (pt2)
Class 3: Derivatives and Integrals (pt1)
Class 4: Derivatives and Integrals (pt2)
Class 5: Derivatives and Integrals (pt3)
Class 6: Polynomial Approximations and Series
Class 7: Free Response Question Practice
Class 8: Practice test and overall review
Class 9: Continued Practice Test Review
Class 10: How to Continue Studying

Online Course Norms

To ensure a productive learning environment

  1. Mute yourself when you aren’t speaking
  2. Use the chat to ask questions during whole group instruction
  3. Turning on your camera is highly encouraged

Expectations for Participation

Students’ success in this course will heavily depend on their participation and engagement with the material, both during and outside of class

1. Attendance

Students should use their real name (first and last) on Zoom so that the instructor can track attendance accurately.

2. Group Instruction

This course aims to keep whole-group instruction short — students should use this time to follow along in their books, take notes, and ask questions. Students will need to have their Zoom window open to follow along with the instructor’s work on-screen.

4. Homework

Students will be assigned homework on a per class basis (usually around 30-45 minutes of work). While students aren’t receiving a grade, there is no better indicator of how they are progressing in the course and how they can expect to do on the test than the work they do on their own. All homework assignments are linked in the student profile. Students should complete as much as they can each week and make note of any questions they may have for the next class. Instructors will spend class time reviewing homework problems. Students can also send questions to the instructor privately in the Zoom chat to ensure that all their questions are addressed.