## AP Calculus AB

Welcome to Mr. Grant's Calculus AB website. Please use this for materials, notes, and other resources. You can either use the navigation bar at the top with the drop-down menu, or utilize the hyperlinks below to jump to a specific unit. Good luck, and as always, if there are broken/missing links, please let me know.

## Access to "MathXL For School"

**"MathXL For School": An Introduction**

Our AP Calculus textbook (Briggs: AP Calculus) has an online companion website called MathXL For School. We need to be careful to not confuse that with MathXL, which looks similar, but is not the same. Our course quizzes will be given weekly on MathXL. They are due every Sunday (including breaks) until the AP Test. There are a few weeks you do not have quizzes which will be noted in the calendar on MathXL For School.

The quiz window opens Monday morning and closes Sunday at midnight. Quizzes are due Sunday by midnight. You should be able to see your result immediately to know if the quiz was submitted correctly. However, you will not have access to the actual questions until after the quiz deadline. If you submit a quiz more than 24 hours before the deadline, and there is an issue with your quiz submission, then there is a possibility Mr. Grant will re-open the quiz for you to submit it a second time. However, NO leniency will be given for quizzes that do not go through within the last 24 hours before a deadline.

Part of each quiz will focus on the material from the previous week, while the other part will be review. Students are encouraged to review their notes in entirety before taking the quiz so that they are ready. You will not have a calculator on the quiz software, so you should have your graphing calculator available if necessary.

Quizzes need to be completed in ONE sitting. If your quiz is interrupted and not submitted, you may enter back into the quiz and start again. Please note that the numbers, and order, of the quiz, will change each time you re-enter. You will have approximately two minutes per question, which holds to the AP time frame for questions. The number of questions itself will vary each week.

Please realize that although MathXL For School will be used primarily for quizzes, it has study materials for the entirety of the textbook which are available to you, the student. You are heavily encouraged to use it for additional practice problems before tests and quizzes to ensure you are comfortable with the material.

**CREATING A "MATHXL FOR SCHOOL" ACCOUNT**

1.) Navigate to: http://www.mathxlforschool.com/home_school.htm

2.) Choose: “Register” (as a Student) on the right side of the screen.

3.) Then, select, “I Accept”.

4.) Choose “No” for “Do you have a Pearson Education Account”. Then, create your login and password.

5.) Enter the Access Code provided by Mr. Grant (we have a limited supply of these, so the individual codes are not posted online)

6.) Finalize the information, and choose login.

If you need more information, you can watch the video here: http://tours.pearsoncmg.com/tours/sms_register_student.html

**REGISTERING FOR MR. GRANT'S AP CALCULUS COURSE**

Now that you have a MathXL For School account, you need to actually join Mr. Grant's Calculus course.

1.) Log in to your account on MathXL for School.

2.) To Enroll in the correct Calculus class, enter your Course ID given below. Either copy the code, or if you are typing it, realize all the “0” digits are zeros.

__2nd Period__: XL05-F1DT-0020-9HY3

__4th Period__: XL05-F1DU-1020-0HY3

3.) Take the time to set up your account in any way you see fit. Maybe add the due dates for the quizzes to your phone calendar so you remember when they’re due!

**USING THE ONLINE TEXTBOOK**

MathXL for School uses Wolfram Alpha's CDF player to display the textbook. The files end in .cdf. You can download the free CDF viewer by clicking here. Note that this installs in the CDF viewer for Internet Explorer and Firefox, but NOT for Chrome. So, if you use Chrome, you have to download each file, and open it separately on your computer. The first two browsers should open the file automatically.

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