:: 2013 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin
AP Calculus AB for New AP Teachers
Institute Code AP13012
This class is full and closed for registration.
The goal of this seminar is to prepare teachers to teach AP Calculus AB so their students can be successful on the AP Calculus Exam. This course will introduce various aspects of the AP Calculus topic outline by showing how a reformed curriculum emphasizing the graphical, numerical, verbal and symbolic representations of calculus can enhance the learning of calculus.
Participants will explore connections between topics in Calculus by looking at broad themes related to AP Calculus. For instance the idea of “straightening curves” by investigating the theme of Local Linearity, the idea of “area functions” by exploring the theme of the integral as an accumulation function and the ideas associated with motion of a particle with the theme of the definite integral as a net change of a quantity. In addition to specific topics participants will discuss issues related to the AP® Calculus Exam including; the use of technology on the exam, the scoring of the exam, and use of exam questions in an AP Calculus course.
Participants should bring:
- Graphing calculator
- Laptop or Tablet
Be prepared to share ideas and/or lessons that have effectively prepared students for the AP Calculus Exam.
Lead Consultant: Scott Pass
Scott Pass currently teaches Geometry and AP® Calculus BC at McCallum High School in the Austin Independent School District. He is an AP® Calculus Reader and an active College Board Consultant. He has participated in projects ranging from the IAS Park City Mathematics Institute to work with Dana Center at UT Austin all related to his interest in reforming Mathematics education. Mr. Pass has trained with the College Board in areas such as AP® Vertical Teams, technology, and advanced topics related to teaching AP® Calculus.
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