Welcome to Ms. McCleary's AP Calculus AB Notes and Homework Pages for 2008-2009
                                            
     Sir AB and Skippy [Our class mascots]                                   

This year's AP Calculus exam will take place on Wednesday, 6 May 2009
CALCULUS THE MUSICAL! WILL BE BACK ON MARCH 17TH!  INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
FREE ADMISSION!!!  [AT MONARCH HIGH SCHOOL]
Click here to go to our Calculus Resource Page which contains links to tons of helpful information.
For free ACT and SAT practice questions go to:  http://timathrocks.com/TPR/freetestprep.php
For your Fairview AP registration form go to:  http://bvsd.org/schools/FairviewHS/academics/Pages/AdvancedPlacement(AP)Program.aspx
Lost your Saturday School permission slip?  Click here for another one because only the first one is free!  "Saturday School" will be on 4/11 and 4/18!  [How exciting!]
DATENOTES, ASSIGNMENTS, ETC.
SCORES
29 July 2009
Awesome scores!  
40% of you got a 5
24 % of you got a 4
20% of you got a 3
Our pass rate was 84%.  Keep in mind that the global pass rate last year was only 61%.
Awesome math videos
[Some more in the "Summer Math Fun" section]


Want to reminisce?  This video is a MUST SEE!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxHVX0hUClg
Hats off to Laura and Matt [and some other guy] for a great youtube video that shows how to use integration with Physics.  You can see it at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjVNPdQRNNg&feature=channel_page
All hail to Zach and Neal for their illuminating youtube video on the MVT!  You can see it at;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9frSpGDvQg
Summer Math FunFor the best Calculus video that I have ever seen done by students, go to:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqwC41RDPyg
At five minutes, six seconds past 4 a.m. on July 8, the time and date will be 04:05:06:07:08:09  
Don't forget to get your free Slurpee on the 11th of July [7/11]  [Happy Birthday to Allie H.!]
For the "Ten Commandments of Mathematics" go to:  http://komplexify.com/math/humor_pure/TheTenCommandments.html
To see that romantic math cartoon, The Dot and the Line, go to:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGh97__-uLA
I "stumbled upon" this great website called "What's Calculus Got to Do With It?"  To take a peek go to:  http://www.district87.org/staff/powelln/Calculus/CalcMovieEC.htm
I know you miss Calc class just a little!  Here is a Calculus crossword puzzle:  http://www.armoredpenguin.com/crossword/Data/best/math/ab.calculus.01.html
How about a Calculus word search puzzle?  http://www.wordsearchfun.com/79197_calculus_wordsearch.html
The fat lady has sung!
We are done.
Congratulations to our graduating seniors

Congratulations to Slytherin!  You are our 2009 Housecup winners!
Special note:   Hey, Steven!  You ARE back in the will!

Many thanks for the best cake ever!  In case you can't see it, the cake says:  "the definite integral from 1st semester to 2nd semester of McCleary = infinite fun
6th May 2009The BIG Day is here!  Wishing you, and our Canadian friends, the best of luck on your AP Calculus exam!   You can do it!  You worked hard all year for this day.  
Review StuffMr. Sean Bird has put together an excellent Power Point called "Good Advice for Taking the AP Calc Exam"  To see it go to:  http://covenantchristian.org/bird/Calculus.htm
Here is a great AP Calc Prep activity from TI.  I know it is for a TI 89 but is applicable for us.  Click here for the activity
For some decent mc practice [with answer keys!] go to:
 http://online.math.uh.edu/apcalculus/2008_Exams/index.htm
For some more decent mc practice problems go to:  http://www.calculusabc.com/mc_search.php
For  "Cheat Sheets" go to [cursor down to the one you want]:  http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/cheat_table.aspx#CalcCheat
For Mrs. Schwartz Wilstrom's final exam review go to:  http://www.wildstrom.com/susan/calc-semester2review.pdf
For her solutions go to:
http://www.wildstrom.com/susan/Calc-semester2review-answers.pdf
For a nice power point review [you need power point!] go to [click on the "When You See Powerpoint" :  http://www.uensd.org/class_pages/feb14/hwamsley/Pages/Calculus/notes%20for%202A.html
Mrs. Cantey [The Calculus Memory Book author] also has some power points at:  http://homelink.cps-k12.org/teachers/canteys/calculusdrill.html
For a limit review go to: http://homework.zendog.org/limitrev.pdf
For a limit as derivative review go to:  http://homework.zendog.org/limitasderivative.pdf
For my derivative review go to:  http://homework.zendog.org/derivativereview.pdf
For an implicit differentiation and related rates review go to:  http://homework.zendog.org/implicitreview.pdf
Week of 5/4We'll go over our exam and finish up any last minute questions before the BIG DAY!
If you are taking Wednesday's AP Exam you will need to know the following:
The bus will pick up students at 7:20 a.m. and drive you to the Millennium Hotel for your AP exam.  It will return you to FHS at 11:40 A.M. [Don't miss the bus ! It is a long walk back!]  
What to bring:
·     Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing the multiple-choice answer sheets.
·     Pens with black or blue ink for completing free-response questions in most exams.
·     A valid photo ID and your AP Student Pack – you will not be allowed to take the exam without either of these items.
·     A ruler or straightedge if you are taking the AP Physics Exam.
·     Up to two calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking an AP Calculus, Chemistry, Physics or Statistics exam.  A list of approved calculators is available from www.collegeboard.com/ap/calculators.
o     Sharing of calculators is not allowed.
o     Please make sure to check your calculator’s batteries before exam day.
·     A water-bottle and any approved medication.
What not to bring: [Please do not be the cause of canceled scores]
·     Cell phones, personal digital assistants, BlackBerry smartphones, IPhones, Bluetooth-enabled devices, MP3 players, e-mail/messaging devices, or any other electronic communication devices.
·     Books, compasses, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, notes or colored pencils.
·     Rulers and straightedges (except as previously noted).
·     Scratch paper.
·     Computers or calculators (except as previously noted).
·     Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.
·     Watches that beep or have an alarm.
·     Portable listening or recording devices – even with headphones – or photographic equipment.
·     Food or drink (with the exception of water).
·     Clothing with subject-related information
Breaks during the exam:  You will receive a ten minute break between Sections I and II of each exam. However…. You may not consult textbooks, teachers, or other students regarding the exam materials during the break.  You may not make phone calls, read or send e-mails or text messages, or have access to desktop or handheld computers or calculators.  You should not discuss the multiple-choice section of the exam with anyone at any time.  Failure to adhere to these policies will result in expulsion from the exam for the offending student(s) and the cancellation of said student(s) grade.   There will be absolutely no exceptions to this policy. 
4/30 and 5/1Our last summative assessment
Exam Stats:
Period 1:  mean and median = 81%
Period 4:  mean = 74%; median = 81%
Period 5:  mean = 79%' median = 81%
Period 7:  mean = 81%; median = 84%
Once again, Slytherin wins the AP Calculus AB Housecup!!!  [We will celebrate during 7th period on Friday!]
4/29Our last chance at review before tomorrow's summative assessment
ACT Days
4/22 and 4/23
Finished going over the second Saturday multiple choice.  
Started going over the Free Response from the second Saturday.  Click here for all of my worked-out solutions
Reminders:
Free Response assessment due on Wednesday, 4/29  [no excuses- I can e-mail it to you!]
MC non-calculator assessment on Thursday, 4/30
MC calculator assessment on Friday 5/1
All of the solutions to the review free response are on the chalkboard wall in Room 222
If I were you, I would spend some quality time studying.  Don't forget about the numerous resources on our Calculus Resource page
4/21Back to normal! Yay!  Went over the Saturday multiple choice.  This was your last big opportunity to discuss multiple choice problems.
Gave out the take home free response project.  Woe to the person who ignores the directions.  [Extras, are as always, in the bin in Room 222] These projects are due on Wednesday, April 29th.  No excuses.  
Reminder:  Our BIG cumulative test will be given on April 30th and May 1st.  The Saturday Sessions were a way to begin getting ready for our test AND the upcoming AP exam.  The cumulative tests are timed [just like the "real thing"] so you really need to be spending the time making sure that you study.  The entire cumulative exam is worth 200 points and will not be scaled, curved, folded, etc.
4/20Ack!  I can not believe that we had an emergency evacuation today.  What is this world coming to?!
Quiz was today and you also needed to show me ALL of your work in order to get any "Saturday Session" credit.  That includes the multiple choice work.    The solutions to the "pink sheet" are now hanging up in Room 222 for you to check.
Reminder:  Our BIG cumulative test will be given on April 30th and May 1st.  The Saturday Sessions were a way to begin getting ready for our test AND the upcoming AP exam.  The cumulative tests are timed [just like the "real thing"] so you really need to be spending the time making sure that you study.  The entire cumulative exam is worth 200 points and will not be scaled, curved, folded, etc.
4/18Second Saturday Session canceled due to snow [Remember that you must bring in your completed practice exam with all work shown AND with a parent's signature that you worked on it at least 3 hours. ]  If you missed school on Friday because of the snow or the Latin thingie, then email me and I can send you the practice exam.]
What is up with getting snow in April?!
Week of 4/13QUIZ ON FRIDAY!!!!!
Monday:  Great presentations today.  We will continue to go over Saturday's practice exam.  Quiz on FRIDAY
Tuesday:  Went over the rest of Saturday's practice exam.  I will post the free response solutions in the classroom.  Tuesday's homework = 2004AB3 and 2003 AB2 from our last chapter's handout  If you lost your handout then click here
For those of you who did not attend last Saturday's practice exam, there are plenty of extras in the bin in Room 222.  [I checked before I left school on Tuesday.]
Wednesday/Thursday:  Work on "Weird" AP Free response.  If you need a copy, click here,  but the extras are in the bin in Room 222
Friday:  Quiz postponed until Monday [We finished our weird free response problems today
4/11Our first Saturday Session.  Many thanks to all of you who showed up - all 102 of you!
Go to http://www.jamesrahn.com/CalculusI/Ap/2003/2003_mc_non-calculator.htm
for the solutions to the non-calculator multiple choice
Go to  http://www.jamesrahn.com/CalculusI/Ap/2003/2003_mc_calculator.htm
for the solutions to the calculator multiple choice.  Many thanks to Mr. Rahn!
It will be difficult to top this:
4/10Work on our presentations and went over the last test.  I am looking forward to seeing your presentations on Monday
4/9Period 4,
Yes you have a longer assignment but three times as much time in class to do it.  Your assignment: #2, 3, 4, 5, 6 from new handout and #1 through 9 on Tuesday's handout
4/8Awesome presentations today!  I also hope that you enjoyed the review game we played
Periods 1, 5, 7 's assignments is #2, 3, 4, from the new handout
4/7Hope you and your partner enjoyed our review today.  Just a reminder that you should have #25-38 done on today's handout.  Be prepared to present your solutions tomorrow.  [Extras are, as always, in the bin in Room 222]
Test results:  [A pretty awesome set of results]
Period 1:  for n = 29 [-2] mean = 85%; median = 84%; ten A's
Period 4:  for n = 23 [-10, really!] mean = 94%; median = 97%; seventeen A's
Period 5:
Period 7:  for n = 33 mean = 95%; median = 97%; twenty-three A's [Wow!]
 Chris and his volume project.  
4/6The beginning of the end!  Our first review day.  Your tests look pretty good.  I am almost done grading them.
Tonight's assignment is the multiple choice calculator questions from today's handout.  The extras are in the bin in Room 222.
Here are the solutions:  15=d, 16=a, 17=b, 18=d, 19=d, 20=b, 21=e, 22=d, 23=d, 24=e
Bring your questions to class tomorrow
4/3Our last chapter test [but not our last test] 
Note:  Your part II is due on Monday.  Late test-takers will, as usual, take a different test
Block days
4/1 and 4/2
Click here for today's notes [Thanks to Hufflepuff for their solutions on today's notes]
Your presentations today were awesome!  I hope that the extra review as worth it.
3/31Click here for the solutions to today's review.  Tonight's assignment = 2008AB1B and 2005AB1
Click here for a blank copy of tomorrow's review
In order to maximize our knowledge and minimize our angst, the test has been delayed until Friday
Please see me if you know that you will not be in school on Friday
3/30Reviewed for our test which is on block day this week.  Yes, this week.
Click here for the notes and assignment
Please be studying for this week's test!!!
Spring Break 2009
[That's right-I spent my break thinking of Calculus!]
Hey!  I found a picture of a candy bar with trapezoidal cross sections.  Go to:  http://www.wisconsincommonmarket.com/themerchantgeneralstore/itemphotos/chunky.jpg
Another cool volume demonstration simulator at:  http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/SolidsOfKnownCrossSection/
Some review stuff to work on:
http://education.yahoo.com/college/essentials/practice_tests/ap/questions/calculus-ab/01.html
Here are links to youtube videos called "Calculus in 20 minutes" [I'm not saying that it will really be that helpful!]  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX_is9LzFSY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9OkFTDG4fY
For more pictures of solids to ponder go to:  http://mrvignolini.com/CCDS/Calculus/volume_photos.htm
Good review in general at:  http://cvc.org/math/apcalc/apcalc.htm
Here is a nice video about finding volumes with disk and washers:  http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-find-the-volume-of-a-solid-with-a-circular-cross-section.html
Hey! Here is an old quiz you can study from:  old chapter 6 quiz
All Cultures Day [3/20] Chyti [period 1] and Ms. McCleary

Mr. Billington and Ms. McCleary
Ms. Bond-Simmons, Mr. Stott, Ms. McCleary
3/20Click here to see the notes[on page 2 of the pdf]  For homework do 2004AB2  [You can see it on page 3 of the pdf]
Block Days
3/18 and 3/19
Volumes of the Solid of Revolution [Washer Method]  Click here for the notes and assignment
Note"  #6 should read "about the line y = -1"  I am expecting graphs with an appropriate washer and radius drawn in
If you are really stuck on what the graphs look like, then peek in the folder by the tissue box in the back of  Room 222
Photos from Calculus the Musical


3/17Volume of the Solid of Revolution [Disk Method]   Click here for the notes and assignment  [Please draw the graphs and include a "slice"]
Calculus the Musical tonight at Monarch High School [7pm].  FREE!
3/16Our Pi Day Celebration!   For those of you who want to combine two holidays with one terrific t-shirt go to:
http://www.zazzle.com/naturetees/mcnerd+gifts
For your own Pi Day Sudoku go to:  http://brainfreezepuzzles.com/main/piday2009.html
Some reminders:  Calculus the Musical will be on 3/17 at 7 pm [Monarch High School]; our t-shirts are here so please bring me your $7 if you ordered one; our Pi Day Celebration will be on Monday, 3/16
Block Days
3/12 and 3/13
Volumes of Known Cross Sections  Click here for the notes and assignment
Some reminders:  Calculus the Musical will be on 3/17 at 7 pm [Monarch High School]; our t-shirts are here so please bring me your $7 if you ordered one; our Pi Day Celebration will be on Monday, 3/16
CSAP Days
3/10 and 3/11
Our first big look at AP diff eq problems  Click here for the notes
Some reminders:  Calculus the Musical will be on 3/17 at 7 pm [Monarch High School]; our t-shirts are here so please bring me your $7 if you ordered one; our Pi Day Celebration will be on Monday, 3/16
CSAPBeware of the weird schedule due to CSAP testing!  CSAP will be given on 3/3, 3/4, 3/, 3/6, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 3/13, 3/16
The complete  schedule can be found at:  http://bvsd.org/schools/FairviewHS/Pages/default.aspx
Chapters 6 and 7 free response handoutClick here for the Chapters 6 and 7 free response handout
3/9The beginning of the end!  Our last chapter of new material.  Click here for the notes and assignment for the Area Between Two Curves
Some reminders:  Calculus the Musical will be on 3/17 at 7 pm [Monarch High School]; our t-shirts are here so please bring me your $7 if you ordered one; our Pi Day Celebration will be on Monday, 3/16
Block days
3/5 and 3/6
Separable differentiable questions  Click here for part one of the notes and homework, Click here for part two of the notes
Our t-shirts are here. If you ordered one, then please bring in your $7.  [Think of my starving pets!]
CSAP Days
3/3 and 3/4
Click here for our first look at AP Free Response problems with slope fields
3/2Growth and decay with exponential functions  Click here for the notes and assignment
2/27Finished the movie and went over last week's test
Click here for the solutions to the test's free response problems
Block days
2/25 and 2/26
A reprieve from Ms. McCleary  
I hope that you enjoyed watching the Calculus movie
Our t-shirts are here.  If you ordered one, then please bring in your $7.  If you paid for one, then you will get it in class.
2/24Slope fields  Click here for the notes  
The homework assignment is both sides of the homework handout.  If you were not in class today, then look for the homework handout in the bin in Room 222.
2/20Chapter 5 test
Period 1:  for n = 27 [-4] Mean = 70% and you had 7 A's  [You are still in second place.   Go Hufflepuff!]
Period 4:  for n = 30 [-3] Mean = 70% and you had 8 A's
Period 5:  for n = 27 [-4] Mean = 70% and you had 5 A's
Period 7:  for n = 30 [-3] Mean = 78% and you had 11 A's  [Slytherin is still in first place. Is there any way to stop you?!]
Block days
2/18 and 2/19
Finished our big review   Click here for the rest of the solutions
Keep studying!  Our Chapter 5 test is on Friday 2/20/2009
If you ordered a Calculus t-shirt, then please bring in your $7
2/17Started our big review  Click here for the solutions that we came up with today
Keep studying!  Our Chapter 5 test is on Friday 2/20/2009
If you ordered a Calculus t-shirt, then please bring in your $7
TEST ALERTOur Chapter five test will be on Friday 2/20/2009
Click here for the chapter five review
Chapter 5 handoutClick here for a copy of the handout of lnx and e^x free response problems
If you are having difficulty reading the first and last pages, then click here for a newly-typed version of the questions
Chapter 5 Integration ProjectClick here for a copy of our chapter 5 integration project which is due on Tuesday, 2/17/09
2/13Chapter 5 Integration Project which is to be done solo.  If you need one, then see the row above
DUE ON TUESDAY 2/17/09.  Don't forget to study for our upcoming test
PLEASE BRING IN YOUR  $7.00PAYMENT FOR OUR CALC AB T-SHIRTS  [ALL THE "COOL KIDS" WILL BE WEARING THEM!
Block days
2/11 & 2/12
Our last new derivatives and integrals!!!  
Click here for the notes for derivatives of inverses
Click here for the notes and assignment inverse trig functions and a^u functions
2/10/09Today's assignment:  2009 Barron's problem and the 2007 AB4 problem from the second page of our handout [see above if you need the handout]  I will give you more time in class on Friday to work with your groups but I will be collecting a random sample of your group's solution as well as expecting some stellar presentations on Friday
2/9/2009Integrals involving e^x and e^u  Click here for the notes and assignment
2/6Went over the multiple-choice test questions from the Chapter 4 test.
Tonight's assignment is the 2005 AB3B question from the handout of lnx and e^x free response problems [see above if you were not in class today.]
To see what some New Zealand students think of Calculus go to:  http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=54548db90cb667c4c62f
[These students sound like our Lewis in Slytherin]
Block days
2/4 and 2/5
All about e^x!!! Click here for the notes and assignment
If you  have an excused absence for these block days [that means you, FHS swim team!] then click here to do the Ch 4 bonus on the last page of this document
2/3More integrals involving lnx or ln u Click here for the notes and assignment  [being on page 8 for today's notes and do the problems that you did not do last night]
2/2 [Groundhog Day!]Introduction to integrals involving lnx or lnu  Click here for the notes and assignment  [ Remember - for today, only do the circled ones]
1/30All about the derivative of lnx  Click here for the notes and homework
Block days
1/28 and 1/29
Chapter 4 Test
Mean and median overall was about 74% which I think is too low.  I know you can do better.  Hats off to Slytherin for having 9 A's and to Hufflepuff which is now in second place overall.  
Click here for the solutions to the free response problems from our test
TEST ALERTChapter 4 test on 1/28 or 1/29 [block days]  No time like the present to begin studying!
1/27Good review  Click here for the notes on the "weird u-sub"
1/26Good 'skeeter pictures!  Tonight do 2006AB3 from the Chapter 4 handout and if you haven't already started, then start studying for our Chapter 4 test on block day this week.
1/23Let's begin the review for our chapter 4 test by doing the following problems from the "Applications of Integration" handout:
On page one please do the "More Leaky Water Tanks" non-calculator problem.  Note:  for this problem's part "d" find the relative maximum. ALSO, on page two please do the "'Skeeter" calculator problem  Note:  for this problem's part "d" find the absolute maximum number of 'skeeters  Bonus point for cute drawing of a "skeeter"
Block days
1/21 and 1/22
The Trapezoid Rule!  Click here for the notes and assignment
Remember:  For the 1999 problem use the Trapezoid Rule instead of MRAM and use 8 trapezoids instead of 4.  Thanks
01/20/09U-sub with definite integrals [Better singing today!]  Click here for the notes and assignment
01/16/09Click here for the u-sub project [due on Tuesday]
Quiz ResultsPeriod 1: Mean = 22 out of 25; median = 21 out of 25; there were 14 A's  Well done!
Period 4:  Mean = 22.6 out of 25; median = 22 out of 25; there were 15 A's  Great job!
Period 5:  Mean = 22.5 out of 25; median = 22 out of 25; there were 15 A's Great job!
Period 7:  Mean = 22 out of 25; median = 23 out of 25; there were 17 A's Slytherin is in the lead!
Quiz AlertQuiz on Chapter four on Block days 1/14  and 1/15
Click here for my [not as awesome] review
I found some awesome review stuff [click on chapter 4] at: http://www.d155.org/pr/faculty/orsi/APCalcBC.htm
Sick of studying?  For an amusing "equations" puzzle go to:  http://www.personal.psu.edu/bxb11/Pencilwise/Pencilwi.htm
Block days
1/14 and 1/15
Chapter 4 Quiz  
AND  introduction to u-sub  Click here for the notes and assignment
01/13Reviewed for our Chapter 4 quiz  Click here for solutions to the review
If you lost your Chapter 4 handout, please print out another one  Click here for the handout
01/12More FTC  Click here for the notes and the assignment [the assignment is from our Chapter 4 handout which you got during the first semester]
01/09Using the second FTC [AP-problem]  Click here for the notes and assignment
If you were absent today, then please be sure to pick up the Applications of Integration handout
01/08The second fundamental theorem of Calculus  Click here for the notes and assignment
01/07Welcome back from winter break!  Went over final.  It will be back to work tomorrow.
Winter breakMs. McCleary has left the "castle" and will return on 01/07/09
Have a great winter break
New song!  This song is my holiday gift to you.  Click here for the lyrics
Final examsPeriod 1:  Mean = 71.6 out of 90 [79.5%]; median = 73 out of 90 [81%]  There were 8 A's
Period 4:  Mean = 70 out of 90 [77.8%]; median = 73 out of 90 [81%]   There were 7 A's
Period 5:  Mean = 72.8 out of 90 [81%]; median = 76 out of 90 [84.4%]  There were 6 A's
Period 7 : Mean = 75 out of 90 [83.3%]; median = 77 out of 90 [ 85.5%]  There were 10 A's
All hail Slytherin!  You have won the coveted "Housecup" for the first semester!!!
[Note:  These are "scaled" scores.  If you whine about your grade, then the scale will be removed]
CLICK HERE for the solutions to the free response on our final exam
Week of 12/15Click here for a little final exam laugh
Final exams for AP Calculus AB:  Monday noon = 7th period; Tuesday 9am = 4th period; Tuesday noon = 5th period; Thursday 9am = 1st period
Calculus carols and songsClick here for the lyrics to all of the Calculus carols [mine] and songs [from other people] that we sang on block day
Math gamehttp://mathbits.com/caching/mathcachedirectionsopen.html
Week of 12/8Our BIG Free Response project  [If you were absent, then the extras are in the bin in Room 222]
Click here for a list of stuff you should know for the final exam next week
Click here for the solutions to our group project
12/5/08Did AP free response problems The extra chapter four handouts are in the bin in Room 222 and I will post the solutions to today's problem in Room 222 on the chalkboard [or you can get someone's notes]
Block days
12/3 and 12/4
Wow!  Two new theorems!
Click here for the notes and assignment for FTC
Click here for the notes and assignment for MVT for Integrals and Average Value
12/2/08Good news!  Stuart, the not-so-little mouse, has left Room 222 thanks to Adam O's fine work.    
Click here for today's notes and assignment on definite integras [the geometric approach].  Please be sure to do your assignment the way we did problems in class.
Click here for the solutions to Chapter 3's multiple choice [These solutions will only be here for a limited time.]
12/1/08Happy December!  I have not caught the mouse yet so be aware that it might still be lurking in our room tomorrow!
Click here for today's notes and assignment on Riemann sums
11/21Click here for the solutions to the free response from our on-time test
Click here for the chapter 3 bonus.  If you have an excused absence for today, then you may turn this in on 12/1 only for bonus points. [Yo, swimmers, I mean you!]
I am a little disappointed that I did not get to kiss the piggy today.  Here is me with my new friend "Bacon".
Block days
11/19 & 11/20
More indefinite integrals and an introduction to Riemann sums
Click here for part one of the notes and the assignment
Click here for part two of the notes
11/18Introduction to indefinite integrals  Click here for the notes and assignment
11/17Chapter 3 test
Period 1:  mean = 72%; median = 77%; you had 5 A's  [well done!]
Period 4:  mean = 67%; median = 61%; you had 5 A's [ouch!]
Period 5:  mean = 72%; median = 79%; you had 6 A's [good job!]
Period 7: mean = 73%; median = 79%; you had 7 A's [still in first place for the coveted house cup!]
GOOD REVIEW STUFFI think that this is the best of the reviews out there.   You will need to click on the chapter 3 review[Note:  I think that #2 should be a Rolle's Theorem question and you can skip the profit problem]:  http://home.cvc.org/math/apcalc/apcalc.htm
Some good summary stuff at the bottom of the page under applications of the derivative:
  http://www.niles-hs.k12.il.us/timmil/AP_Calc.html
Click on the unit 3 stuff but be aware that they use a different book:  http://www.wildstrom.com/susan/caclab_assignments.htm
11/14Click here for today's review
Test on Monday.  Please bring a #2 pencil and a working graphing calculator
Block days
11/12 and 11/13
We did more problems from  the 11/7 handout
Click here for the solutions to the 50-point group project
I will post the solutions to the 10-point project once I have received them all
Click here for my solution to the 1985 AP problem
Don't forget that you should be studying for our 11/17 test
11/10TEST ALERT!! TEST ON NOVEMBER 17TH
Finished up chapter three - yay!  Click here for the notes and assignment
Enjoy your day off tomorrow
11/7TEST ALERT!  TEST ON NOVEMBER 17TH.
Click here  for today's notes
Click here for today's assignment [which you started in your groups]  If you were absent today, then do the assignment on your own and be sure to pick up the handout from today
Block days
11/5 and 11/6
Optimize this!  Click here  for the notes and assignment
For a funny Calculus video on optimization go to:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pzMFXprFQo
11/4End behavior [limits involving infinity and horizontal asymptotes]  Click here for the notes and assignment
11/3Wrapped up graph analysis.  Click here for the notes and assignment
Ch 3 handoutsClick here for the Chapter 3 Free Response handout
Click here for a [hopefully typo-free] copy of the first group project for Chapter 3 [to be assigned on 10/29 and 10/30]
Block days
10/29 & 10/30
First Ch 3 Group Project [see above if you need it]  Due on MONDAY
If you were absent, then print one out and turn it in on MONDAY
10/28Our first look at Ch 3 AP Free Response problems
Click here for the notes, the assignment is the last page of the Chapter 3 Free Response handout [the velocity graph problem]
10/27The versatile Second Derivative  Click here for the notes and assignment
Today's quote:  "Politics are only a matter of present concern.  A mathematical equation stands forever."  [Albert Einstein]
10/24The First Derivative Test  Click here for notes and assignment
A special thanks to Period 5 for the best birthday cake ever!
 It was the tastiest unit circle ever
Block days
10/22 & 10/23
 Mean Value Theorem  Click here for the notes and assignment
10/21Rolle's Theorem  Click here for the notes and homework
Allie says, "Even though a rainbow looks like a frown, it still makes you smile!"  Thanks, Allie.  You made me smile!
10/20Finished up the introduction to extrema.  Click here for the rest of the notes and the assignment
Check out the silly calculus at this webpage:  http://www.espen.com/archives/2007/02/math_as_deliver.html
10/17Introduction to extrema  Click here for the notes [No homework - enjoy Homecoming]
 I think that Luke had the best school spirit!
Block days
10/15 and 10/16
Chapter 2 test
Period 1:  Mean = 63 out of 80; Q1 = 55 out of 80; Median = 66 out of 80; Q3 = 73 out of 80 There were 9 A's.  Well done!
Period 4:  Mean = 62 out of 80; Q1 = 53 out of 80; Median = 64 out of 80; Q3 = 70 out of 80 There were 6 A's  Good job!
Period 5:  Mean = 67 out of 80; Q1 = 60 out of 80; Median = 68 out of 80; Q3 = 75 out of 80 There were 11 A's Excellent job!
Period 7:  Mean = 68 out of 80; Q1 = 61 out of 80; Median = 70 out of 80; Q3 = 82 out of 80 There were 15 A's Astounding job!
All hail Slytherin!  You are back on top.  
Before you start feeling so smart, you should watch this video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L1hSHCGAMY&feature=related
Ch 2 ReviewClick here for our big review [I think that the solutions are correct but would not swear to them.]
DONT' FORGET TO VOTE FOR HOMECOMING ROYALTY!   THERE ARE SOME CALC AB [ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL] STUDENTS ON THE BALLOT
10/10Click here for Our Big Derivative Project  
This is due on Monday, rain , shine, or snow.  This will help you start reviewing for our upcoming test
Click here for today's warm-up problem
Block days
10/8 and 10/9
I don't usually do this, but click here for a "blank" copy of today's notes on related rates
Related rates [Note:  There may be some numerical errors since I just wrote down what you said for the numerical solutions without checking.]   Click here for the notes and assignment
Click here for solutions to the rest of the free response problems on implicit differentiation
Test next
block day
10/7Finish the remaining AP problems on implicit differentiation [the ones on the Kappa Curve handout]
10/6More implicit differentiation  
Click here for the notes and assignment
Test Alert!  Test on October 15th/16th on Chapter Two
10/3Introduction to Implicit Differentiation
Click here for the notes
Quiz Statistics:
Period 1:  For n = 30 [-3] mean = 27 out of 30; Q1= 24 out of 30; median = 28 out of 30; Q3 = 31 out of 30
Period 4:  For n = 33 mean = 27.7 out of 30; Q1 = 25.5 out of 30; median = 28 out of 30; Q3 = 31.5 out of 30
Period 5:  For n = 29 [-4] mean = 27.1 out of 30; Q1 = 24 out of 30; median =28 out of 30; Q3 = 30 out of 30
Period 7:  For n = 27 [-6] mean = 27.8 out of 30; Q1 = 25 out of 30; median = 28 out of 30; Q3 = 31 out of 30
Amazing job!  Well done!  Let's keep this great work going.
Block days
10/1 & 10/2
Fantastic job on your presentations!   [I guess all the "cool kids" are using the Chain Rule!]
Now we know about sick bugs!
9/30Finding Numerical Derivatives the AP-way!  Click here for the notes and assignment
9/29Click here to print another copy of the handout "Finding Numerical Derivatives [where a graphing calculator won't help you] which we will need for tomorrow
More of the Chain Rule  Click here for the notes and assignment
Big Quiz Review
Big Quiz on Friday, 9/26
I put together a little review for our Big Quiz on Friday  Click here for the review
Click here for the solutions
Block days
9/24 and 9/25
Introduction the Chain Rule  Click here for the notes
9/23Higher order derivatives:  click here for the notes and assignment
9/22Differentiability of piecewise functions Click here for the notes and homework
If you like powerpoint and want to see additional examples, then here is a link to Mr. Holton's AP Calculus AB classnotes  http://teacherweb.com/OH/PaduaFranciscan/MrHolton/photo1.stm
Block days
9/17 &9/18
Two new songs!  The Product Rule and the Quotient Rule
Click here for part one of the notes and assignment
Click here for part two of the notes and assignment
BIG QUIZ NEXT FRIDAY, 26TH SEPTEMBER
Today's quote:  "I'll take a victory lap around the unit circle!"   [Well said!]
9/16position and velocity  Click here for today's notes and homework
BIG QUIZ NEXT FRIDAY, 26TH SEPTEMBER
9/15Two new derivatives!!!  Yay!  Click here for the notes and homework
BIG QUIZ NEXT FRIDAY, 26TH SEPTEMBER
9/12Went over chapter one test
Learned the 'Power Rule" Song from Calculus the Musical [coming March 17th to Monarch High School !]  Click here for the lyrics
Click here for the weekend project which is due on Monday since the world did not collapse into a black hole
Note:  This project is worth 20 "test points"
Hey!  I found a limits domino game at:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/3026116/Limits-Dominoes
Block days
9/10 and 9/11
Click here for part one of today's notes and homework
Click here for part two of  today's notes and homework
9/9The Derivative as Limit  Click here for the notes and homework
Chris as a Buddhist Pirate      

   Sir AB as a Buddhist Pirate with his vegan pony, Skippy
9/8Chapter One Test
Period 1:  For n = 32 [-1]  Mean = 28 out of 37 [76%]; Q1 = 23 out of 37 [62%], Median = 27 out of 37 [73%]; Q3 = 33 out of 37 [89%]  There were 6 A's - well done!   [which means 19% of you got A's]
Period 4:  FOR N = 31 [-3]  Mean = 28.2  [76%]; Q1= 22 [60%]' Median = 29 [78%]; Q3 = 34 [92%]  There were 9 A's [29%]
Period 5:  For n = 29 [-3] Mean = 30.3 out of 37 [82%]; Q1 = 26.5 out of 37 [72%]; Median = 31 out of 37 [84%]; Q3 = 35.5 out of 37 [96%]  Wow!  There were 10 A's - great job!  [ 34% of you got A's]
Period 7:  For n = 32 [n = -1]   Mean = 32 [87%]; Q1 = 29 [78%]; Median = 33 [89%]; Q3 = 37 [100%]  There were 14 A's [44%]   WOW!
9/5Review for Monday's Test  
Click here for the solutions to the practice test free response questions
Yes, Test on MONDAY.  Please study!!!  [See 9/2 for practice test]
Block days
9/3 and 9/4
Limits involving infinity [Remember, infinity is not a number]  Click here for the notes and homework
TEST ALERT!!!! TEST ON MONDAY, 9/8/08  [see 9/2 for a practice test]
Weather alert:  Room 222 is very cold due to the ongoing whatever-it-is they are doing.  Please dress accordingly.
9/2Finished continuous functions and covered IVT  Click here for the notes and assignment
Click here for a practice test for Chapter One
Click here for more resources for chapter one
There is a typo on #12  The answers should be (A) 0; (B )x; (C) 3x; (D) 6x; and (E) 92
TEST ALERT!!!  TEST ON MONDAY, 9/8/08
  Check out this clock!
8/29Making functions continuous
Click here for the notes:  NO homework assignment, enjoy your long weekend!
Block days
8/27 & 8/28
Click here for the notes on finding limits analytically
Click here for the notes on continuity
Click here for handout on one-sided limits
TEST ALERT!  POSSIBLE TEST DAY ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH
8/26Properties of limits  Click here for the notes and assignment
8/25Click here for today's notes and homework [our first look at Calculus!]
Would you like to see an animated tutorial about limits?  Go to:  http://www.calculus-help.com/funstuff/phobe.html
and click on lessons 1 through 4
8/22Click here for the trig review notes
Click here for the "special" composite function notes
Click here for the decomposing functions notes
Click here for homework assignment   [We had a busy day today!]  Enjoy your weekend
Block days
8/20 & 8/21
Click here for the TI-tutorial
Want a copy of the piecewise function activity?  Go to:  http://education.ti.com/educationportal/activityexchange/Activity.do?cid=US&aId=5583
[Click on the Appendix A pdf]
8/19/08Click here for the Algebra/Pre-Calculus Review
8/18/2008Welcome to AP Calculus AB class for the 2008-2009 school year!
Click here for a summary of the class information
Go to:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgMSgJdr4k0  to see the youtube video of Math Girl [Episode 1]