This AP Calculus BC course will encompass a review of most topics in the curriculum, with particular emphasis on topics specific to the BC content: parametric and polar equations, logistic models and Euler's method, advanced integration techniques, improper integrals, convergence tests, and series. Topics will be covered from a numerical, analytical, and graphical point of view. There will be an emphasis on exam expectations and grading practices. Participants should expect to share their “best lessons” and tricks of the trade that they have developed and/or found successful.
We will be working with multiple-choice and free response questions from recent Calculus BC exams. Discussions will include structure of the class, forms of assessment, and AP Exam review. Participants will be provided numerous resources and classroom materials as well as multiple levels of instructional strategies. There will be discussion of the practices used to teach these topics as well as the redesign of the 2017 exam (and following through on grading practices of the 2018 Reading). The pace and content of the workshop will be flexible to the participants’ needs.
Participants should bring:
Mark Kiraly has taught at Ryan High School in Denton, TX since graduating from Michigan State University in 1993. He has been teaching AP Calculus AB and BC since 1998 and has been a AP Reader since 2005. Since 2013, Mark has been a Question Leader at the AP Reading helping to set standards and train readers on the reading of specific problems, including the 2015 and 2016 BC exams. Mr. Kiraly has enjoyed consulting for several years now in Texas and enjoyed the opportunity to work with local teachers and those outside of Texas (six states and counting). He is an active member of the AP Community and enjoys working with others passionate about mathematics. He lives in Denton with his wife, an AP Biology teacher, their son and daughter, and several pets.