AP Calculus BC
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AP Calculus BC Summer Assignment
Below are the links to the Recommended Summer Preparation for AP Calculus BC. They will be available until the end of the first week of classes.
NOTE: The summer assignment for BC does not require the BC textbook, so DO NOT CHECK OUT THE TEXTBOOK for the course until you return in August and pick up your schedule.
Khan Academy Review (Extra Credit)
I have compiled selected Unit Tests in Algebra 2, Trigonometry and Precalculus on the Khan Academy website under one course titled BC Summer Review 2019. To sign up and/or join this course, click HERE. You must use your nhusd email account to receive credit! If asked to select courses, add Algebra 2, Trigonometry and Precalculus to your profile.
Up to 2% extra credit may be earned towards your semester 1 grade. The amount you earn will be based upon the level of mastery you achieve on all the Unit Tests. For example, if you achieve 100% mastery, you will earn 2% towards your semester 1 grade, if you achieve 75% mastery, you will earn 1.5% towards your semester 1 grade, and so on.
You are encouraged to review topics on the Khan Academy website for the Unit Tests before attempting them as they may prove challenging. You can also retake tests as often as you like. Remember that the goal here is to PREPARE FOR SUCCESS IN BC.
If you have any questions, email me and I'll do my best to respond in a timely manner.
OTHER OPTIONS TO PREPARE FOR BC
Looking for more to prepare for AP Calculus BC this summer? Here are a few links to what other schools ask their students to do in preparation for the course, but you are welcome to search for others:
AP Calculus BC Policies (You are required to print them out and bring to class the first week of school.)
Student Information Form (You are required to complete this the first week of school.)
BC TEXTBOOK ONLINE RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS: CLICK HERE
BC TEXTBOOK POWERPOINT FILES: CLICK HERE
HANDOUTS AND LINKS
FERPL a la Hima (Who goes to infinity faster? A helpful handout!)
Exact Values of Infinite Series (A nice discussion)
Taylor Series Demo for Sine Function (You may need to try this in Firefox or Safari)
SEMESTER 1 FINAL RESOURCES
SEMESTER 2 FINAL RESOURCES
AP EXAM RESOURCES AND LINKS
AP Practice Exams (University of Houston website)
Albert.io AP Practice Website (create login account and use course access code ---)
Grade change policy for non-seniors who successfully pass the AP Calculus BC exam:
Students (excluding seniors since their grades are rolled into history before AP results are available) who successfully pass the AP exam with a score of 3, 4 or 5 may be eligible for a grade change both semesters based on the following criteria:
A score of 3 will ONLY raise a D to a C or an F to a D.
A score of 4 will ONLY raise a B+ to an A, a C to a B, a D to a C, or an F to a D.
A score of 5 will ONLY raise a B to an A, a C to a B, a D to a C, or an F to a D.