Course Description

AP Calculus AB is roughly equivalent to a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. The AP course covers topics in these areas, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course teaches students to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to make connections amongst these representations. Students learn how to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions.

Students who are enrolled in AP Calculus AB are expected to:

Major Concepts

I. Functions, Graphs, and Limits

II. Derivatives

III. Integrals


Grade Level

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The textbook below is required to purchase for Semester B (Jan–May):

Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam,
2017 Edition

ISBN-13: 978-1101919859
ISBN-10: 110191985X

2 Semesters


Technology Skills