I am looking forward to an exciting and productive year. I am ready to help each student reach his/her potential, but this can only be achieved by a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. Therefore, it is important to understand what is expected of each student in this class.

Section II: a free-response section requiring the student to demonstrate the ability to solve problems involving a more extended chain of reasoning

The time allotted for each AP Calculus Exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes. The multiple-choice section of each exam consists of 45 questions in 105 minutes. Part A of the multiple-choice section (28 questions in 55 minutes) does not allow the use of a calculator. Part B of the multiple-choice section (17 questions in 50 minutes) contains some questions for which a graphing calculator is required. Multiple-choice scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly. The open ended sections contain 2 calculator questions and 4 non calculator questions. Each of the open ended questions is graded on a 9 point scale.

- Homework: Homework is an essential ingredient in all math classes. You will generally be assigned homework 3 to 4 nights a week. Assignments will vary in length from 30 minutes to an hour. You are expected to complete all work assigned. Each homework assignment must be written on a separate sheet of paper. Leave adequate space for making corrections between problems.
- An online textbook http://college.cengage.com/mathematics/blackboard/content/larson/calc8e/calc8e_solution_main.html?CH=00&SECT=a&TYPE=se
- A resource for homework: http://www.calcchat.com/book/Calculus-8e/ this provides all odd answers with step by step solutions. Other resources can be found on my website to support your learning.
- Absences: If you miss a day of class, YOU are responsible for checking with the teacher to find out if that day’s assignment was checked or if you missed a quiz. You should also get the notes from a classmate and arrange for makeup quizzes or tests. Lunch/Activity or after school are your options for make-up work.

- Grades: Your grade will be based on a variety of activities including homework, tests, quizzes, and projects. A midterm and final exam will be given and each will count 10% of the final grade.
- Tests: I would like to ensure that all students are prepared for and successful on the AP test therefore most tests will be in the AP format. I would like to ensure that all students master the concepts taught throughout this course. To that end, students will often have the option to take retests. To be eligible to retest, students must come in for extra help with me to correct all mistakes made on their original
- AP Testing: Students that are in this class will be taking the AP Calculus test on May 14th. . The test consists of two parts, one multiple choice and the other is six open ended questions. Each section contains a non calculator section and a calculator section. The Calculus AB Exams seek to assess how well a student has mastered the concepts and techniques of the subject matter of the corresponding courses

Section II: a free-response section requiring the student to demonstrate the ability to solve problems involving a more extended chain of reasoning

The time allotted for each AP Calculus Exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes. The multiple-choice section of each exam consists of 45 questions in 105 minutes. Part A of the multiple-choice section (28 questions in 55 minutes) does not allow the use of a calculator. Part B of the multiple-choice section (17 questions in 50 minutes) contains some questions for which a graphing calculator is required. Multiple-choice scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly. The open ended sections contain 2 calculator questions and 4 non calculator questions. Each of the open ended questions is graded on a 9 point scale.

**Extra Help:**Extra Help is available to any student during lunch/activity period every day except when I have lunch duty, or after school. Arrangements should be made ahead of time and you must come prepared with questions or specific topics that you would like to review. Please understand that the lunch/activity period is often used for meetings and is also a very popular time for extra help sessions.**Don’t wait until the last minute to get help!**As soon as you find you are having trouble with homework, class work and quizzes, please come and see me.