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AP® Calculus BC

Workshop Description

The AP Calculus BC course will encompass a review of most topics in the curriculum, with particular emphasis on topics specific to the BC content: parametric and polar equations, logistic models and Euler's method, advanced integration techniques, improper integrals, convergence tests, and series. All topics will be covered from a numerical, analytical, and graphical point of view.

We will be working extensively with multiple-choice and free response questions from past Calculus BC exams. Discussions will also be held concerning structure of the class, forms of assessment, and AP Exam review. Participants will be provided numerous resources and classroom materials as well as multiple levels of instructional strategies.. There will be discussion of the best practices used to teach these topics as well as the redesign of the 2017 exam (there will be thorough discussion of the 2017 exam). The pace and content of the workshop will be both be mostly determined by the participants’ needs.

What Participants Should Bring

  • a graphing calculator

  • jump/usb drive

  • additional electronic devices as wanted

  • enthusiasm

  • any materials that they are willing to share with the group

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with the Calculus BC Curriculum Framework

  • Become familiar with the changes in the Calculus BC exam, effective May 2017

  • Identify skills and concepts necessary for success in Calculus BC

  • Leave feeling more comfortable and ready for this year as the last (my goal every summer)

Instructor Bio

Mark Kiraly has taught at Ryan High School in Denton, TX since graduating from Michigan State University in 1993. He has been teaching AP Calculus AB and BC since 1998 and has been a AP Reader since 2005. Since 2013, Mr. Kiraly has been a Question Leader at the AP Reading helping to set standards and train readers on the reading of specific problems, including the 2015 and 2016 BC exams. He is an active member of the AP Community and enjoys working with others passionate about mathematics. He lives in Denton with his wife, an AP Biology teacher, their son and daughter, and several pets.

Registration for this course is now closed. Please use the form below to receive notification when new course dates are available. We hope to see you next year!

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