Unit 0: Summer Assignment
AP Calculus Entry Requirements
The Entry Assignment for AP Calculus is given to students at the end of their school year prior to taking AP Calculus. It is NOT a measure of a student's math skills; at this point, students have passed all of their math classes to get to Calculus, so they have the ability to do the math. Rather, the Entry Assignment is a way for students to understand what is required for Calculus, as well as initially contact their teacher (Mr. Grant). Please remember that Trigonometry is REQUIRED for AP Calculus, although Pre-Calculus is, somewhat ironically, not. The assignment is below:
Calculator Information for the AP Test
Ultimately, just about any graphing calculator will work for AP Calculus. However, as newer calculators are released, operating systems are updated, and features are added, so while your older calculators will work, the more modern ones tend to be more efficient. The following PDF article details the graphing calculator requirements for AP Calculus. Hint: you should buy one, and I recommend the TI-nSpire CAS.
This is what you've all been waiting for! You should have learned all about limits in Pre-Calculus. However, not ever student takes Pre-Calculus, and I expect you to know limits perfectly by the first day of school. The assignment is split into Weeks 1 though 7, so that you can pace yourself throughout the summer. Additionally, each week has a goal (or two) for you to accomplish. In order to achieve the goal, there are several video clips for you to watch, and then practice problems to complete. The answers are provided for all practice problems so you can check your work. Any problems which you cannot figure out should be researched online or submitted via email to Mr. Grant. Additionally, he is available in his classroom (Room 110) every Wednesday from June until the week before school begins for tutoring and help. As always, if any of the links do not work, please let me know!