AP Calculus 

Course Information Instructor: Mrs. Elinor Cameron (CKRHS) 

College Board Course Description Calculus AB is designed to be taught over a full high school academic year. It is possible to spend some time on elementary functions and still cover the Calculus AB curriculum within a year. However, if students are to be adequately prepared for the Calculus AB examination, most of the year must be devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. These topics are the focus of the AP Exam. PrerequisitesBefore studying calculus, all students should complete the Nova Scotia Math 11, Precal 11 and be taking PreCal 12 concurrently when taking AP Calculus. You DO NOT have to take Calculus 12 prior to taking AP Calculus. AP Calculus is your Grade 12 Calculus credit. Yearlong AP calculus is designed for collegebound students: courses in which they study algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions. These functions include those that are linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewisedefined. In particular, before studying calculus, students must be familiar with the properties of functions, the algebra of functions, and the graphs of functions. Students must also understand the language of functions (domain and range, odd and even, periodic, symmetry, zeros, intercepts, and so on) and know the values of the trigonometric functions of the numbers 0, pi/6, pi/4, pi/3, pi/2, and their multiples. Precalculus may be taken concurrently with the first semester component of the Virtual Calculus course. Course GoalsStudents should be able to:

