AP Calculus AB
Welcome to the home page for Calculus AB. This is a course that focuses primarily on Differential Calculus and its applications while also introducing Integral Calculus and some of its applications. By passing the AP exam in May, students typically receive 3-4 hours of credit as this course replaces Calculus I at many universities. The goal of this course is to provide a solid foundation in the basic theory and practice of calculus techniques as well as providing strong connections between the four ways to represent information: graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally.
The prerequisites for this course are 4 years of college preparatory mathematics. It is expected that students will have completed Algebra I, II, Geometry, and Pre-calculus before enrolling in this course. It is also expected that student possess a graphing calculator and some experience in its use.