AwesomeMath uses the Zoom and Google Classrooms platform for online courses. Three days before the course starts we will send you a Zoom meeting ID and password along with a Google Classrom enrollment code.
|Who||This course is suited for students who would like to supplement their calculus experience with review and supplementation for success on the AP exam, or exceptionally motivated students who want a highly condensed introduction to calculus. Class material will focus on a few basic definitions and principles (which should be thoroughly understood and routinely applied when solving problems) and specialized techniques (which always follow from basic principles, but whose practice and memorization will improve performance on specific types of problems).|
2:00pm - 4:00pm CST
|Course Size||Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6|
Spring 2022 Semester:
January: 9, 16, 23, 30
February: 6, 13, 20, 27
March: 20, 27
April: 3, 10, 24
No classes: Mar 6, Mar 13, Apr 17
|Student Support||If students have questions or concerns, they can discuss them with their instructor before and/or after class as well as by email. Emailed questions will be answered within 24 hours. Parents can help their students by guiding them towards constructing well thought out questions.|
Each class will begin with a 5-10 minute period for discussion of previous material, followed by a 20-30 minute multiple-choice online quiz (a Kahoot!) covering material from the previous class. Solutions will be discussed after each problem as appropriate, and some questions will emphasize test-taking strategy. After about 5 minutes for break and discussion, there will be 50-60 minutes of lecture followed by 20-30 minutes for solving 'free-response-style' problems which occur on the second part of the AP exam. Problems and solutions will be provided each week, and while homework is optional, students are encouraged to submit solutions to problems for which additional feedback is desired.
|Curriculum||The course will be divided into 10 separate units which correspond to the 10 units on the AP test. For each unit, handouts will be provided to emphasize the basic principles utilized in the unit, and to identify the specialized techniques which may be needed on an AP exam.|
|Prerequisites||A year of calculus preferred, or precalc for highly motivated students.|
|Suggested Resources (Optional)||
AP Calculus BC, The Course