AP Calculus Workshops: AB and BC
July 8-12, 2013
Designed for new and experienced AB Calculus teachers, these workshops will provide an overview of the topics included in the AB Calculus syllabus. In addition, topics such as curriculum design and instruction, textbook selection, technology and AP examination expectations and grading, will be incorporated into the week. This will be an active "hands-on" workshop where appropriate activities will be used and effective methods of teaching will be modeled. Instructors will use a TI-83/84 calculator during the workshop with the TI-89 being used as needed. Computer software will also be used for demonstrations and graphics. Maximum capacity 25. (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:15 pm and Friday, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm)
William Roloff, MS.Ed., Mathematics; AP Consultant, The College Board; AP Calculus reader for 11 years. Mathematics teacher at Lake Park High School for the past 28 years, 20 years AB and BC Calculus.
Designed for the new BC Calculus teacher, this workshop will provide an overview of the topics included in the BC Calculus syllabus. Major AB topics will be covered briefly, but the emphasis will be on BC-only topics. Additional topics will include curriculum design and methods of instruction, expectations and grading for the AP exam, technology, and additional resources. Appropriate activities and teaching methods will be modeled, and participants are expected to be actively involved in the mathematics during the week. The instructor will use a TI-83/84 calculator during the workshop, and support for the TI-89 will be given as needed. Computer software will also be used for demonstrations and graphics. Maximum capacity 25. (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:15 pm and Friday, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm)
Ruth Dover, M.S., Mathematics; Former member of the AP Calculus Test Development Committee; AP Consultant, The College Board (14 years) and AP Reader, The College Board (14 years); AB and BC Calculus teacher for 31 years, including the last 22 years at the Illinois Math and Science Academy; conducted other workshops on calculus, pre-calculus, and technology; taught math (in French) as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.