AP Calculus AB A
AP Calculus AB Part A is the first part of a full academic year of work in calculus and related topics, comparable to courses in colleges and universities. Students must have a thorough knowledge of college preparatory mathematics including algebra, axiomatic geometry, trigonometry, and analytic geometry. Topics include: Functions, Graphs, Limits, Derivatives and Integrals. Conceptual understanding of the essential concepts of calculus is emphasized in theory and practice. Professional mathematics organizations have strongly endorsed the use of graphing calculators in mathematics instruction, and consequently these calculators are also used throughout the course and required for a portion of the AP exam. Due to the rigorous nature of this course, students who are considering taking AP Calculus should seek the advice of their current mathematics teacher.