Content and Methods for Teaching Advanced Placement Calculus

Course Number: MATH X435


3 units

Exploration of significant topics in both AB and BC, including some chosen by the participants. These could include the definition of the derivative, the chain rule, the fine points of locating maxima and minima, integration by substitution, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, area and volume, power series, Euler's Method, and logistic growth. The ability of technology to quickly compute an approximation to a definite integral has opened up easy solutions and new approaches to old problems., and this is reflected in some of the questions on recent tests.


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