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AP Calculus B/C

AP Calculus BC Teachers

Demetriou, Stella (408) 366-7388 ex.4841 Math Teacher
St. John, Mark (408) 366-7388 ex.4895 Math Teacher

Course Description

Recommended:  B or better in Pre-Calculus Honors with teacher recommendation. 


This course covers the content of three quarters (two semesters) of a college Calculus curriculum, focusing on applications of limits, differentiation and integration.  Numerical approaches (such as Newton’s method, Simpson’s Rule, and Euler’s Method); various techniques of integration; indeterminate forms for limits; and Taylor series are also covered, as well as application of Calculus techniques to parametric and polar representations. Throughout the course, an emphasis is placed on symbolic, graphical and numeric representations, as well as on clear communication of mathematical thinking.  Students successfully completing this course are prepared to take the Calculus BC AP Exam which requires use of a graphing calculator.