AP Calculus BC: Curricular Requirements

  • The teacher has read the most recent AP Calculus BC Course Description.
  • The course teaches all topics associated with Functions, Graphs, and Limits; Derivatives; Integrals; and Polynomial Approximations and Series as delineated in the Calculus BC Topic Outline in the AP Calculus Course Description.
  • The course provides students with the opportunity to work with functions represented in a variety of ways -- graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally -- and emphasizes the connections among these representations.
  • The course teaches students how to communicate mathematics and explain solutions to problems both verbally and in written sentences.
  • The course teaches students how to use graphing calculators to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions.

Resource Requirements

  • The school ensures that each student has a college-level calculus textbook (supplemented when necessary to meet the curricular requirements) for individual use inside and outside of the classroom.
  • The school ensures each student has a graphing calculator for individual use inside and outside of the classroom, with all the required capabilities listed in the . (A list of approved graphing calculators is available on AP Central on the AP Calculus BC Course Home Page.)
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