During this AP Calculus BC Summer Institute, participants will explore the concepts and applications of the topics in AP Calculus BC from the Course and Exam Description (CED) that are beyond the AB course.
Participants are encouraged to bring a graphing calculator and also might want to bring a laptop computer. Technology will be used to discover concepts, enhance instruction, and to solve problems.
This exploration will include modeling instructional approaches, using multiple representations (analytical, graphical, numerical, verbal), and communicating through appropriate presentations and justifications of solutions.
Additionally, participants will:
- Complete and discuss both Multiple-choice and Free-response questions
- Practice AP Scoring and Discuss Important Elements of a Complete Solution
Throughout this workshop, participants will:
- Discuss each section of the Course and Exam Description (CED).
- Outline the instructional plan by Unit and Topic in an academic calendar.
- Discuss examples of how AP Classroom can be utilized to develop each practice/skill.
- Practice interpreting data within the Instructional Planning Report to identify student strengths and weaknesses.
- Identify and explain various instructional strategies and tools that teachers can incorporate in their lesson plans to teach the content and skills.
Access and Equity
Overview of the AP Calculus BC course
Differential Equations – Logistic Model; Euler’s Method
Length of Curve
Sequences and Series
Start Tests of Convergence (if time permits)
Tests of Convergence
Intervals of Convergence
Parametric Equations / Vector Functions
Wrap-up loose ends from the week (concepts, problems, teaching strategies, …)
Sharing of ideas, concerns, resources, etc…
Conclusion of AP Institute