Syllabus for Honors AP CalculusMrs. Janet Taylor, TeacherTelephone: 464-4430 Voice mailbox: 4553Prep time: 9:25 – 10:15 a.m.Email: [email protected]The biggest difference between AP Calculus and the other high school mathematics courses you have taken will be the speed at which we go through the chapters. We will complete the curriculum before April in preparation for the Advanced Placement Calculus test. Also, there will be multiple choice and free response AP problems that will be included as part of the participation grade. I will be assumingthat anyone in this class has an excellent grasp of algebra and trigonometry. I will not be spending time doing as many examples, and you will have more challenging homework, tests, and projects.Expectations and Responsibilities1. Be responsible for your learning. Access your understanding and communicate your concerns.If you need extra help outside of class, I am available in my classroom from 7:00 – 7:20 each morning and will stay after school for help. You may also email me or leave a voicemessage.2. Show mutual respect at all times.3. Be on time.Your 2ndtardy is a warning, and for the 3rdand subsequent tardies, you will receive detention(s) or ISS as stated in our school policies.4. No electronic devices such as cell phones, ipods, mp3 players, etc. are to be used during class time for non-educational use.5. Be attentive during teacher explanations and class discussions.Calculus is challenging and requires extra effort to master. Do not misuse our class time by sleeping or working on homework from other classes.6. Academic honesty is expected at all times.Failure to meet these expectations will result in student-teacher conferences, detentions, parent contacts, and other interventions, if the problems persist.Graphing CalculatorsTechnology involving graphing calculators will often be used in this class. Recommended calculators are TI-89, TI-83 Plus orTI-84 Plus. All of these calculators are allowed for some parts of the AP Calculus exam and the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus are allowed on the ACT exam. Calculators are available for use in the classroom and for the AP Exam. You may wish to purchase one of these calculators for use at home to complete your assignments.
NotebooksYou will be expected to keep a neatly organized notebook for this class. This notebook will include daily notes and homework. Please label notes neatly with the dates on whichnotes are given.