AP CALCULUS 2018 – 2019 INSTRUCTOR: James Persellin
COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this introduction to differential and integral calculus, examine the key concepts of limit, derivative and continuity, as well as the main applications of derivatives in graphing functions and optimizing functions. Then, explore the fundamental theorem of calculus, which leads to the concept of integration and one of its main applications in calculating volumes through solids of revolution.
CHARACTER COUNTS… Students are expected to build character through academics and activities by modeling the six pillars of Character Counts: RESPONSIBILITY, CARING, RESPECT, FAIRNESS, CITIZENSHIP, and TRUSTWORTHYNESS. Students who incorporate the six pillars of character and who are committed to excellence may be Mr. Persellin's student of the week.
Academic Integrity - Class Conduct
Students are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct,
Academy of Tucson considers violations of scholastic ethics, including plagiarism, as serious offenses, which may result in failure of an assignment, the course, or possible expulsion.
All work done for this class must be your own. Cheating on tests, misrepresentation of attendance, falsifying records, or lying will result in loss of credit for all work involved. Additional sanctions will be imposed as appropriate, in accordance with the above cited policies. Refer to the Student Code of Conduct for additional requirements relating to student behavior.
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK AND MATERIALS:Students are expected to be in class on time, ready to work, attentive, participate in class and have the proper supplies with them. No passes to lockers will be given. Materials that should be brought to class are:
1. TEXTBOOK: Calculus 2. SPIRAL NOTEBOOK AND PENCIL 3. LOOSE LEAF NOTEBOOK PAPER; 3- RING BINDER 4. GRAPHING CALCULATOR 5. ASSIGNMENT PLANNER 6. Students are responsible for checking their aoths.net email at least one time per day.
NOTEBOOK: (10%) Notebooks will be used to record example problems, formulas, definitions, proofs and theorems.There will be two notebook checks per quarter. Identify all entries with the date and lesson number.
AP WORKSHEETS: (20%) Study guides and review packets for the AP test. Assignments from Khan Academy.
TESTS and QUIZZES: (50%) Tests are given weekly and must be passed with 70% or better. Make-up tests are to be done within three school days. Quiz/Test corrections can only be done if you turned in the completed study guide and came in for help before the test. Corrections and new problems must be done in the presence of the teacher. Some points will be earned depending on the accuracy and completion of the work. Corrections must be done before the next test. HOMEWORK: (20%) The philosophy of this class is that you learn by doing. Since you learn by doing the problems repetitively, the teacher’s overriding responsibility is to ensure that every student does every problem in every assignment set. If students work the problems, they will learn and they will understand. If students do not work the problems, they will not learn. It’s that simple. Assignments need to be turned in on time. Late assignments will lower your grade. All steps used to solve a problem must be shown. Assignments turned in with answers only will not be graded.
Teacher Grading Policy School Grading Policy Tests 50% 100% - 90% = A Homework 20% 89% - 80% = B Notebook 10% 79% - 70% = C AP Packets 20% 69% - 60% = D 59% & Below = F
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