Open to: Grades 8 - 12
Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math score required
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Precalculus or the equivalent
Course Length: 30 weeks
Recommended School Credit: This is an AP Calculus course, equivalent to a year-long Calculus AB sequence.
Student Expectations: Students are strongly encouraged to work at least 1 hour a day, 5 days a week.
Course Code: CABY
This AP Calculus AB course is an online course covering topics in single variable differential and integral calculus typically found in a first-year college Calculus I course. While taking the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB exam is not required, this course prepares students to succeed on the AP Calculus AB exam and subsequent courses that draw on material from this course. Online interactives and assignments help to reinforce concepts taught in the course. Exams contain both multiple choice and free response questions modeled after the AP Calculus AB exam.
Online course materials, such as videos, notes, interactive webpages, and practice problems with solutions, are provided for the student. Students are expected to watch videos and review notes regularly. Each student is assigned to a CTY instructor to help them during their course. Videos in the course are provided by Thinkwell.
In this course, participation in forums and synchronous online virtual sessions are required as part of the final grade. Discussion forums are located within the course where students will be required to respond to a given prompt and then comment on responses by other students. Online sessions, led by a CTY instructor, are held in Adobe Connect, which allows for video, voice, text, screen sharing, and whiteboard interaction.
Students can contact their instructors via email with questions or concerns at any time. Live one-on-one online review sessions can be scheduled as well, to prepare for the graded assessments, which include homework, chapter exams, and a cumulative midterm and final.
This course has been reviewed and approved by the College Board to use the "AP" designation.
For a detailed list of topics, click the "List of Topics" tab.
Note: For flexible pacing, please view the course description in the individually paced format: AP Calculus AB. Both versions cover the same concepts but differ in approach. This session-based version is NCAA approved.
A textbook is not required for this course.
A graphing calculator is required, such as:
To see a full list of allowable calculators, visit the College Board website to view the AP Calculus calculator policy.
List of Topics
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate mastery over the following topics:
Click on the image below to view the online demo.
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
Zoom online virtual classroom
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client and also tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed to watch recorded meetings. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both available for free download.
This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.
While Chromebook can be used to progress through the course, all exams must be completed on a PC or Mac.