AP Calc Tan 19-20
I know it’s hard to focus on school work but Khan Academy can be a big help. Just think of all of those “brrrriiiinnggg” noises you will hear when you get a question right.
I’m good, my family is too, and I hope everyone you care about is well also.
- Good news - The College Board has shared that there will still be exams, and they might be given at home with multiple date options.
- Bad news - Fewer students will probably take the exam and the exams will have fewer questions. That’s still fine, just less room for error.
- Your Job - Kick Khan Academy’s butt. Master things you kind-of knew and learn things that I was not successful in teaching you
- My job - I will check Khan Academy regularly to monitor your progress, and be available to answer questions
- Bonus - Since I can’t give the extra credit Volume project that I planned, I am planning to give extra points for Khan Academy. Some combination of time and progress (formula still to be determined).
College board also stated that topics from unit 8 won’t be on the test. See below for those topics
Unit 8 topics
Finding the Average Value of a Function on an Interval 1 CHA 8.2
Connecting Position, Velocity, and Acceleration of Functions Using Integrals 1 CHA 8.3
Using Accumulation Functions and Definite Integrals in Applied Contexts 3 CHA 8.4
Finding the Area Between Curves Expressed as Functions of x 4 CHA 8.5
Finding the Area Between Curves Expressed as Functions of y 1 CHA 8.6
Finding the Area Between Curves That Intersect at More Than Two Points 2 CHA 8.7
Volumes with Cross Sections: Squares and Rectangles 3 CHA 8.8
Volumes with Cross Sections: Triangles and Semicircles 3 CHA 8.9
Volume with Disc Method: Revolving Around the x- or y-Axis 3 CHA 8.10 2 CHA 8.11
Volume with Washer Method: Revolving 4 Around the x- or y
- Deliver curriculum from AP Calculus Guidelines
- Provide regular practice for the AP exam
- Offer opportunities to gain experience writing, talking, and defending ideas about Calculus
- Be engaged ... everyday
- Ask for help before, during and after class when you need it
- Take responsibility for your learning!
- Bring a graphing calculator
Grades - Total points earned / Total possible points
- occasional HW quizzes - 2 points each
- skills quizzes - 10-50 points each (typically unannounced)
- Tests using many skills and synthesizing ideas - 80-100 points each
- Written summary of your learning, by you 10 - 20 points
Extra Help hours: 8:00 - 8:30 every day except days 2 and 4 (I'm in the lab) , Math Lab Days 2 and 4 at 7:30, and most afternoons until 2:50
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