AP® Calculus AB
AP® Calculus AB
Instructor: Dr. Nilay
Please review course details below.
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Classes start August 26, 2019 and end May 1, 2020.
Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - December 1, 2019
Winter Break: December 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Spring Break: March 9 - 15, 2020
Calculus is fundamental to many disciplines of study like physics, engineering, economics, statistics, and medicine. It is used to make mathematical models in order to predict future events. For example, Calculus can be used to calculate future motion of astronomical bodies and weather patterns. Equivalent to a one-semester college course, AP® Calculus AB will cover limits, derivation, and integration.
This course requires a study commitment, outside of instruction time, of approximately 7 hours per week.
Engage with graphical, numerical, analytical, and verbal representations of problems and demonstrate the ability to alternate between them
Build notational fluency
Utilize a graphing calculator to explore and interpret calculus concepts
Complete weekly pre-recorded lectures
Participate in interactive online student forums
Deliver assessments, assignments, and/or practice AP exams in a timely manner
PREREQUISITES AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
This course is recommended for students 15 years of age or above.
Students must have completed Algebra II with trigonometry, and Geometry.
Stewart, James. Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals AP Edition. 6th ed. Bellmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, 2010.
Binder with loose leaf paper, pencil, eraser, and a graphing calculator
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Nilay graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology, prior to obtaining her degree as a physician from the prestigious Sydney University School of Medicine. Dr. Nilay worked in the hospital setting prior to specializing in General Practice and sub-specializing in child health. She incorporates many of her experiences throughout her career into her courses, providing insight, and purpose to course content. She is a respected and sought after homeschooling educator. Read more.