The goal of the course is to provide experienced AP Calculus AB teachers with classroom-ready activities to deepen students’ understanding of the course content. Teachers will use the APSI Workshop Handbook and Resources, the Course and Exam Description (CED), and the instructor’s materials to
- fine-tune the timelines, organization, and sequencing of their courses.
- experience classroom-ready, sample instructional activities.
- learn and share new ways to prepare students for the AP exam.
- practice using the scoring standards to grade free-response problems.
Throughout the APSI, teachers will work together to experience and share ways to uncover the meaning and use of the concepts and basic skills needed for success in Advanced Placement Calculus AB. A variety of activities, strategies, and methods, including manipulatives, graphing calculators, and other tools, will be used to increase student understanding of many of the topics in the CED. Emphasis will be on exploration and problem solving algebraically, numerically, graphically, and verbally, since facility in changing a problem's representation is often critical for revealing a method of solution. Time will be devoted to teachers’ insights into using the new resources available on AP Classroom.