The focus on this workshop will be to provide teachers with instructional opportunities to introduce skills, concepts, and assessment methods that will help develop a content rich class for Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus students that will lead into a vertically aligned AP Calculus and AP Statistics course. A multi-representational approach will be used to look at problems analytically, graphically, numerically and verbally. We will use graphing calculators to reinforce the relationships among these representations of problems and to help assess students' understanding of mathematics from Algebra 1 through Pre-Calculus. We will study the main strands leading to AP Calculus and AP Statistics, including accumulation, area, limits, optimization, rate of change, analysis of functions, and distance/velocity/acceleration. Time will be spent on developing your own pre-AP style problems and looking at already developed pre-AP problems with rubrics similar to those found on the AP Calculus exam. Time will also be spent on best practices in the classroom.
We are currently planning AP Summer Institute 2014!