Preparing for the AP Calculus AB Exam – Part 1: Derivatives - Rice University

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The first course in a comprehensive series designed to prepare you for the AP Calculus AB exam. With an apprenticeship you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Requirements: You should have successfully completed a high school or college level pre-calculus course prior to beginning this course.

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What you'll learn on the course

Calculus
Derivatives
AP Calculus
AB Exam

Course programme

Preparing for the AP Calculus AB exam requires a deep understanding of many different topics in calculus as well as an understanding of the AP exam and the types of questions it asks. This course is Part 1 of our XSeries: AP Calculus AB and it is designed to prepare you for the AP exam. In Part 1, you will be learning about limits and derivatives. Limits are an integral part of calculus and many important ideas, definitions, formulas and theorems in calculus are derived from a limit. Derivatives are used to describe the rate of change of one variable with respect to another variable, allowing you to understand change in a variety of contexts. You will be learning to apply derivatives to real-world applications such as related rates, optimization, and growth/decay models. As you work through this course, you will find lecture videos taught by expert AP calculus teachers, practice multiple choice questions and free response questions that are similar to what you will encounter on the AP exam and tutorial videos that show you step-by-step how to solve problems. By the end of the course, you should be ready to take on the AP exam!

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Daniel Blanco Daniel teaches AP Calculus AB and BC at Katy High School in Katy ISD near Houston, Texas where he has been teaching since 2007. He has served on several district-level curriculum development teams for calculus.   Daniel graduated from Rice University in 2006 with a degree in electrical engineering. Tracey Jensen Tracey teaches AP Calculus AB and BC at Taylor High School in Katy ISD near Houston, Texas. She has been an adjunct professor in Mathematics and Physics at the college level and, for the last 30 years, taught high school AP Physics B and C, AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC. In addition, she has written integrated curriculum for mathematics and physics at district level, researched and piloted programs for teaching cross-curricular basic math skills and served with Adopt-A-Physicist. Tracey has a...