June 5‐8
This Calculus BC workshop will cover all the important aspects of teaching
BC, with an emphasis on AP Calculus BC Syllabus Topics,
Understanding by Design Curriculum Framework for AP Calculus, Teaching
strategies and classroom applications, Technology and Calculator Lab Activities,
& AP Exam Questions and Preparations.
About

Consultant: Benita Albert

Included:

College Board Workshop Handbook

Curriculum Materials and Activities

Sample Textbooks

Calculator Activities

Flash drive

Lunch & Snacks
Daily Schedule
Monday

Morning

Afternoon

 Introductions
 College Board programs and services
 Resource materials overview
 What's new in AP Calculus for 201718
 The Understanding by Design Curriculum Framework
 The Calculus BC curriculum
 Calculus reform teaching and questioning

 Calculus course prerequisites
 Problems review
 Functions toolkit
 Graphing:
 Parametric curves
 Vectorvalued functions
 Polar curves

Tuesday 
Morning

Afternoon

 Homework overview
 Polar background content review
 Calculator activities
 Classroom questioning/writing strategies
 The Calculus of parametric curves
 Differentiation
 Tangent lines
 Graphical analysis
 The Calculus of Vectorvalued functions:
 Differentiation
 Motion studies
 Distance along a curve linked to parametric arc length

 The Calculus of Polar curves:
 Differentiation
 Tangent lines
 Graphical Analysis
 Area
 AP problems review
 Print resources review, textbook comparisons
 Software demos and online sources

Wednesday

Morning

Afternoon

 Course pacing discussion
 Integration by parts
 L'Hopital's Rule
 Improper integrals
 Sequences
 Series of constants convergence and divergence tests

 More series convergence and divergence tests
 Problems practice in collaborative teams
 Power series intervals of convergence
 Power series constructions and manipulations

Thursday

Morning

Afternoon

 Homework and grading issues discussion
 Series problems review
 Taylor and Maclaurin series
 Error analyses on series sums
 2017 AP exam

 Differential Equations:
 Slope Fields
 Analytical solutions with boundary conditions
 Logistics and other realworld applications
 More Differential Equations:
 Euler's Method
 Calculator lab
 AP exams' data review
 Summary and evaluation
