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  • Welcome to 2019-2020 AP Calculus AB!

    General Guidelines

              This is a very rigorous course with the possibility of earning college credit, and I will treat it like a college course.  I expect assignments to be turned in on time and everyone to be prepared for each class.  To fully master the concepts of Calculus, you might need to do supplementary practice on your own. There are many resources out there to help you. To maximize your understanding, I recommend that you create study groups, seek extra help (when needed), and attend morning Blitz-Reviews (before each test). 

    Topics covered

    1. Functions, Graphs, and Limits
    2. Analysis of graphs 2. Limits of functions
    3. Asymptotic and unbounded behavior 4. Continuity as a property of functions
    4. Derivatives
    5. Concept of derivative 2. Derivative at a point
    6. Derivative of a function 4. Higher order derivatives
    7. Computation of derivatives 6. Applications of derivatives
    8. Slope fields 8. L’Hopital’s Rule
    9. Integrals
    10. Interpretations and properties of definite integrals
    11. Applications of integrals
    12. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
    13. Techniques of antidifferentiation
    14. Numerical approximations of definite integrals

    ****Graphing calculators will be used as a tool to enhance your understanding of all topics listed above. Expect to use it daily!

    Grading Policy

    All grades are calculated on a point system as follows:

    • Problem Set (PS) assigned periodically (5 per quarter); graded per accuracy; ALL work must be shown – even for multiple choice (20 points each).


    • Daily Quiz (DQ) a short (10-15 minutes) assessment at the beginning of class; based on ANY previously assigned independent practice (Homework) (10 points each).


    • Quest - given periodically (2 per quarter); they are calculator-active, NO-calculator, or both; with questions similar to the AP exam (50 points each).


    • Test - will be given at the end of every unit and modeled after the AP exam. Be prepared to give numerical as well as written answers (100 points each).
    • Quarter Test (QT) – A 100-point QT will be given at the end of each quarter (in class) as a way to replace any test grade lower than 80% up to a maximum of 80%.
    • Independent Practice (Homework) – not graded - essential part of mastering Calculus. It is impossible to be successful and have a good understanding of the topics without adequate

    Make Up Work

    You are responsible for all missed work. If you are absent unexpectedly, please send me an email and check Google Classroom for notes and assignments.

    • If you are absent on a test day, you MUST make it up as soon as possible. It will allow the rest of the class to get their tests returned in a timely fashion.

    I am available for extra help from 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. every day in room # 127,

    during 1st block in Math Lab, or after school – by appointment.

    Please, contact me with any questions at: Tatiana.Littlefield@lcps.org


    It is my pleasure to have you in class.  I am looking forward to a great year in AP Calculus AB!


Last Modified on August 31, 2020