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AP® Calculus AB A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

AP Calculus AB is a college-level course that prepares students for the AP Calculus AB exam. Before studying calculus, all students should complete four years of secondary mathematics designed for college-bound students. Students will demonstrate learning using multiple methods; analytic, algebraic, numerical, graphical, and verbal. Students must be familiar with the properties of functions, the algebra of functions and the graphs of functions. Students must also understand the language of functions and know the values of the trigonometric functions of the numbers 0, pi/6, pi/4, pi/3, pi/2, and their multiples. Explorations are used to actively involve students in the understanding of calculus and solve problems by developing math models, solve, confirm, and interpret the solution then communicating their understanding by verbalizing and in written sentences. Multiple methods are used to represent problems often times emphasizing the connection among these representations.


Pre-Calculus Recommended

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

AP Calculus AB Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

Graphing calculator

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor.

Lead Teacher:

Anthony Lapke, Glacier High School,