2017 Summer AP Calculus AB/BC

AP Calculus AB/BC 

Summer, Saturday 12-2 pm, 6/24-8/12 (8 sessions, 2 hours per session)

Instructor: Ms. K. Fair

Click the link for details: http://www.oaktonacademy.com/math-2/ap-calculus/

  • Topics are aligned with the AP Calculus BC Course Overview published by the College Board.
  • Use of technology creates an adaptive learning environment tailored to each student’s needs.
  • Offer weekly online timed and untimed practice exams and practice for students to check their learning progress, practice status, and strengthen AP Cal skills.
  • Weekly kep concept review and advance training to assure that students retain prior knowledge and approach newly introduced concepts in their future school classrooms with confidence. 
  • Required Calculator: TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator, any version except virtual

The course is designed to prepare and support potential students (rising 10/11/12th graders), who will plan to take challenging AP Calculus AB/BC courses in the fall semester. The course will delve deeply into derivatives, integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and the application to both abstract and real world solutions. These will include problems of related rates, velocity, acceleration, and area and volume calculations of complex forms. In addition, series, and parametric and polar representations of length and area will be explored.

Development of test preparation skills using strategies and practice for solving both multiple choice and free response questions will be presented.  Appropriate use of technology will be covered as students pose and solve problems using graphing calculators and computer based tools.

Before studying calculus students should be familiar with the properties and graphs of functions including linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise forms. Students must also understand the language of functions: domain and range, odd and even, periodic, symmetry, zeros, intercepts, and so on, and know the values of the trigonometric functions at the numbers 0,  π/6, π/4, π/3, π/2,  and  their multiples.

Reading lists and supplemental materials will be provided during the course. Periodic quiz assessments will be given to measure student progress.

AP Calculus

Our excellent Math instructor Ms. Fair has been teaching Mathematics to students in Northern Virginia since 1992. Her teaching experience ranges between all subject areas in mathematics from Pre-algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra 2, and Calculus; through undergraduate college Mathematics (Multi-variable Calculus; Linear Algebra, etc). In addition to these subject areas, she has developed differentiated instruction for standardized tests including AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Statistics, SAT Math Reasoning, SATMath Subject Test, and the GRE Mathematics section.  

In addition to teaching, Ms. Fair is also involved in research on the professional development of mathematics teachers at George Mason University funded by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).  She is very well recognized and respected by local students and parents. She taught SAT Math, AP calculus, and Algebra 2 at Oakton Academy over the summer and fall of 2016. She received overwhelming praise from students and parents.

Ms. Fair has the best Mathematics teacher’s quality, which includes: 1. Knowledge of Mathematics, 2. Teaching Strategies, 3. Approach, 4. Leadership in the classroom, and 5. Care and Concern.

Location: Vienna/Oakton/Fairfax, near McLean, Chantilly, Falls Church.

Contact: oaktonacademy@gmail.com; or 571-354-7199.

Registration: www.oaktonacademy.com