AP Calculus BC Syllabus
This AP Calculus BC course studies the areas of functions, functions and limits, differential calculus, and integral calculus. The course applies differential calculus to finding the slope of a curve, solving problems with related rates, calculating motion properties of moving particles, etc. It then applies integral calculus to finding the areas of irregular regions in a plane, volumes of rotation by various methods, and other scientific applications. Finally, the course explores analytic geometry, series, and convergence, as well as polynomial series and approximations.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a deep understanding of the concepts of calculus in order to prepare them for the AP exam and for further college and university calculus courses.
This is a yearlong course consisting of 12 units. Upon successful completion students will receive 1 credit towards high school graduation.
Student should have earned a C or higher in both semesters of Calculus AB
- Limits and Continuity
- Applications of Derivatives
- Applications of Integrals
- Differential Equations and More Riemann Sums
- Supplemental Topics
- Analytic Geometry
- Series and Convergence
- Polynomial Series and Approximations
- Getting Ready for the Exam
Required Course Materials
Please access the list of course materials from the OC Online book ordering system and order your materials as soon as possible. Oftentimes, course materials are on back order and you may experience a delay in receiving them, causing students to fall behind in their online coursework. When ordering used or rented materials, be careful that online access codes are also current.
Methods of Evaluation
Students will demonstrate mastery through the following formative and summative assessments:
- 40% Assignments
- 10% Participation (Discussion Posts, Synchronous Sessions)
- 10% Quizzes
- 25% Final Exam
- 15% Unit Tests