Pre Calculus A & B / AP Calculus A & B

Four Terms  (One Year)            Grade 12         Elective     

Prerequisite: Algebra 3

This course is recommended for students with a good background in math that will want to pursue math or engineering related careers or get a head start on college math. The pre-calculus portion of this course will review important concepts learned in previous courses and prepare students for success with calculus. The AP Calculus portion of the course will begin as soon as the preparatory concepts have been covered. Ultimately, the goal for students will be to learn important calculus tools and earn college credit by passing the standardized AP Calculus test given in early May. Topics studied in the course include solving algebraic equations and functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, and their applications, integrals and their applications, differential equations, mathematical modeling, infinite series, parametric, polar and vector functions, working with concepts and motions in 3-space, and as time allows multivariate calculus, matrices, vertex-edge graphs, and discrete optimization problems.