AP ® Calculus AB is the first course of a two-semester series. This course focuses on limit, continuity, derivatives and their applications. It extends the knowledge from PreCalculus and utilizes the Algebra concepts from previous math courses. It follows the curriculum expectations set by the College Board and presents information in a manner to prepare students for the Advanced Placement® Exam for college credit.
Advanced Placement (AP®) courses are equivalent to college-level courses. We highly recommend that you read the College Board’s AP® Calculus Course Overview and AP® Calculus Course Description before beginning this course.
Required Course Materials
- Math notebook– a composition notebook or spiral notebook for note taking
- Pencils or Pens
- Graphing calculator
- Internet access
- Adobe Reader or similar program for viewing pdf documents
- Scanner or digital camera for uploading student work
Each semester consists of:
- 12 Graded Assignments
- 1 final exam (taken in-person)
You must take and pass each semester’s final exam to receive credit for the course. After taking the semester B exam, you may take the AP® Calculus exam offered by the CollegeBoard, but it is not required to receive credit for the course from UT High School.
The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all units. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: #2 pencils, graphing calculator