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					                                 Suffolk Public Schools
        Mathematics           Honors to AP     Preparation Marks Success

                                            AP Calculus

Pre-requisite: B or better in Mathematical Analysis or DC Pre-Calculus
Expectations:
                              Individual and collaborative problem-solving, with and without a
                                graphing calculator.
                              Exercise of higher critical thinking skills (application, analysis,
                                synthesis, evaluation).
                              Providing reasons for problem-solving procedures and solutions.
                              Rigorous pacing to master the content in advance of the AP exam
                                (May 8, 2013)
                              Homework or other assignments every day.

Suggested reading list:
               Go to the College Board AP Calculus (AB) website and review fully the Course
               Description, Prerequisites, and Goals:
               http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub_calab.html

Summer Assignment:
Suffolk Public Schools wishes to promote a summer assignment that prepares students for a
rigorous program in Calculus. The following assignments are designed to promote a serious
academic attitude that demonstrates a high degree of self-discipline and self-motivation.


Resources:
As you complete your summer assignment, you may need to review math concepts and rules
you learned in previous courses. Try these resources:
The website http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~pscrooke/calculus/AT1.pdf will direct you to a
very thorough review of Algebra and Trigonometry material in order to prepare you for
Calculus. It has a summary of important topics as well as practice problems and answers to
odd-numbered problems. The following website
http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~pscrooke/calculus/calculus.html has a number of other
helpful resources.
If you need help with the web assignments, the University of Michigan has a really good
website with practice problems and tutorials at: http://prep.math.lsa.umich.edu/pmc/ Enter
the module and select any topic, or test your overall knowledge with the diagnostic test at the
end of the list of topics.
Two addition general websites for math tutorials and practice are Kahn Academy,
http://www.khanacademy.org/, and HippoCampus, http://classic.hippocampus.org/.
Finally, you may always “Google” the topic and search for additional resources on your own.
If you cannot find adequate assistance on your own, through these online resources, contact
your teacher by email – the email address for the AP Calculus teacher at each high school are
listed at the end of this assignment.
                               Suffolk Public Schools
        Mathematics         Honors to AP     Preparation Marks Success

Assignment 1:
Take the test located at: http://mdtp.ucsd.edu/test/ and print a copy of the result page. There
are 40 questions on this test.

Assignment 2:
Take the test located at: http://mdtp.ucsd.edu/crtest/ and print a copy of the results page.
There are 40 questions on this test.


Assignment 3:
Print a copy of the worksheet located at:
http://www.mathbits.com/MathBits/TeacherResources/PreCalculus/PreCalcCachingWorksheet
.pdf.
Use the worksheet to record your answers for the problems beginning at:
http://mathbits.com/caching/precalccache1.html and then print a copy of the last page – box
#10. You will work 33 problems by the time you complete this activity.

Assignment 4:
Print a copy of the worksheet located at:
http://www.mathbits.com/MathBits/TeacherResources/Algebra2/TrigCachingWorksheet.pdf
Use the worksheet to record your answer for the problems beginning at:
http://mathbits.com/caching/trigopencache1.html and then print a copy of the last page – box
#10. You will work 29 problems by the time you complete this activity.

Assignment 5:
Visit the following website to familiarize yourself with the AP Calculus AB website on College
Board. Please review numbers 1-3:
http://www.virtualvirginia.org/courses/catalog/downloads/apcalculusAB.pdf

Due Date: Assignments 1 – 5 are due on the second day the class meets in September.

Assignment 6:
Reflect on the work you have performed in completing Assignments 1 through 5, above. Write
a one-page essay describing: (1) why you desire to take AP Calculus this year; and (2) your
expectations for the course.

Due Date: Send your essay to your teacher by email on or before Thursday, August 30, 2012.

EMAIL ADDRESSES:
Kings Fork:           susbraford@spsk12.net
Lakeland:             scoreed@spsk12.net
Nansemond River:      neiholcomb@spsk12.net

				
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