AP Calculus BC

2019-2020 BC Calendar

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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.

Summer Assignment Chapter 0 with odd solutions

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:

Bergenfield Public School District


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.)


TEXTBOOK RESOURCES

BC TEXTBOOK ONLINE RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS: CLICK HERE

BC TEXTBOOK POWERPOINT FILES: CLICK HERE

HANDOUTS AND LINKS

Desmos Online Graphing Calculator

Integral Calculator

Derivative Calculator

Everything Calculator #1 (Emathhelp.net)

Everything Calculator #2 (Symbolab.com)

Common Math Symbols

Common Math Symbols Take 2

Edwin's Notes on Limits

Epsilon-Delta Definition of Limit (from a different textbook)

Regarding Slant Asymptotes

Optimization Problems

Trigonometric Identities

Graphs of Trigonmetric Functions

Theorems You Should Know

Volume by Integration formulas

Volume by Washers Youtube

Volume by Cylindrical Shells Youtube

Volume by Cylindrical Shells Demos

Reduction Formula for [sin(x)]^n

Figures

Formulas/Integration Tables

2-D Implicit Curve Grapher

Euler's Method Calculator #1

Euler's Method Calculator #2

Slope Field Generator (Desmos)

Wolfram Visual Math Demonstrations (you need to download and install the player)

FERPL a la Hima (Who goes to infinity faster? A helpful handout!)

Math Applets (Demos and Interactives) for Various Topics

8.5 Convergence Tests

Convergence Tests Handout

Convergence Test Flow Chart with Extra Practice

Convergence Tests Handout (Basic)

Exact Values of Infinite Series (A nice discussion)

Taylor Series Demo for Sine Function (You may need to try this in Firefox or Safari)

Taylor Series Demos for Common Functions

Additional Notes on 8.6 and 8.7

Solution to back of 8.7-8.8 Handout

Handout on Lagrange Error

Parametric Equations Packet

Polar Equations Packet

Parametric/Polar Review

Parametric/Polar Calculus

Conic Section Review

Elliptic Pool Table - Youtube

SEMESTER 1 FINAL RESOURCES

SEMESTER 2 FINAL RESOURCES

AP EXAM RESOURCES AND LINKS

Preparing for the BC Exam

About the AP Exam Format - IMPORTANT!

AP Calculus AB and BC College Board Course Description

Serena Lee's (c/o 2019) Semester 1 Study Guide

Calculus 1 Study Guide (a resource for Semester 1 Calculus at UC Berkeley)

BC Study Guide

BC Must Know Study Guide

Calculus Theorems You Should Know

AP Practice Exams (University of Houston website)

Albert.io AP Practice Website (create login account and use course access code ---)

MIT Single Variable Calculus Course Lecture Series

AP PRACTICE ASSIGNMENTS

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.