AP Calculus AB (Sem 2)

Enrollment Message:

Required Textbook: Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals by James Stewart (7th edition). ISBN: 978-0538498678. Please enroll AP students into the same section number with the same instructor for both the Sem 1 and Sem 2 courses. Students are also required to schedule and conduct one or more discussion-based assessments facilitated by their instructor during a live call. Contact information and means of scheduling such calls will be provided in course communications following enrollment. This course includes REQUIRED due dates. All due dates in AP courses offered in Semester 2 occur prior to the national AP exam date published by the College Board.

This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence. The course is aligned to the Advanced Placement curriculum for Calculus AB and covers calculus principles such as derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, and applications and modeling. Students will gain experience in the use of calculus methods and learn how calculus methods may be applied to practical applications. Course does not include the AP Exam; students can contact their school’s AP Coordinator or the College Board to sign up to take the Exam. In order to maintain the integrity of AP standards, all AP course midterm and final exams must be proctored. Prerequisites: AP Calculus AB (Sem 1)

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will understand:

• the meaning of the derivative in terms of a rate of change and local linear approximation

• be able to use derivatives to solve a variety or problems;

• the relationship between the derivative and the definite integral as expressed in both parts of the fundamental theorem of calculus.

Course Outline:

• Integrals

• Applications of Integrals

• Differential Equations

• Exam Review

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: Required Textbook: Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals by James Stewart (7th edition). ISBN: 978-0538498678.  This can be purchased via VitalSource.com.

Students are required to make use of a graphing calculator in some lessons.

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ 

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at CustomerCare@mivu.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.  Students are also required to schedule and conduct one or more discussion-based assessments facilitated by their instructor during a live call.  Contact information and means of scheduling such calls will be provided in course communications following enrollment. 

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: The official course descriptions for Advanced Placement courses and information about their exams are located on the College Board site at a http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html

Michigan Virtual prepares students in AP courses for the AP exam, but does not offer the exam test itself.  It is the responsibility of the school or parent to register for a local administration of the AP exam.  

There are required due dates in AP courses. The pacing of due dates in AP courses aligns to the completion of all lessons and required assignments and assessments prior to the national AP exam date related to this course title. The calendar of AP exam dates is published by the College Board (Exam Calendar).  Students are also required to schedule and conduct one or more discussion-based assessments facilitated by their instructor during a live call.  Contact information and means of scheduling such calls will be provided in course communications following enrollment. 

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: College Board: AP Course Topics and Objectives
NCAA Approved: Yes
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 02124
MDE Endorsement Code: EX - Mathematics
MMC Minimum Requirements: Math - 4th Year Elective

When Offered: (20-21) Spring - 20 Week - AP

Content Provider: Michigan Virtual
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Advanced Placement