This course is for those who are new to teaching the AP Calculus AB course or have taught it for years. Topics taught in the AB curriculum will be introduced by lecture and demonstration, problem solving activities and cooperative learning.
Group discussions will focus on the issues of teaching an AP Calculus course – such issues will come from the needs and interests of the participants in the institute. Participants should bring a graphing calculator. Incorporating technology in the teaching of AP Calculus and calculator active questions will be discussed. Reading AP Calculus Free Response questions will be explored. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and if possible demonstrate techniques, lessons, software, etc, which they have used successfully themselves.
Cedric French has taught math for 21 years and taught AP Calculus AB/BC at Westside High School in Houston, Texas for 14 years and now at Katy Taylor High School. He has been a College Board Consultant since 2004 and has presented at many AP Calculus Workshops and NMSI Prep Sessions. In 2005 he was awarded Teacher of the Year for all Houston ISD secondary schools. He has been an AP Calculus Reader since 2010.