APSI: AP Calculus BC for New and Experienced Teachers, Week 2

This course is designed to meet the needs of AP Calculus BC teachers who are familiar with the teaching of AP Calculus AB and who are new or experienced in the teaching of AP Calculus BC.

Lovett Hall at Rice University with sunshine

Participants will be provided with classroom materials including teaching notes, discovery lessons using the graphing calculator, worksheets and AP practice problems.  Participants will learn how to fit AP Calculus BC topics into the curriculum and how to review for the AP exam. They will also review new insights gained from the new AP Calculus Framework, the 2018 AP Reading, and from the recently released AP Calculus multiple choice tests.  


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42788 Nancy Stephenson On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Instructor: Nancy Stephenson

Lead Consultant

Nancy Stephenson recently retired after teaching high school mathematics for forty-five years.  She most recently taught AP Calculus AB and BC at St. Thomas High School in Houston. She is a College Board consultant who has presented at numerous College Board one-day and two-day conferences and has led AP summer institutes at Rice University, Texas A&M University, the University of Houston, the Colorado Education Initiative, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Southern Methodist University, and Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, Virginia, as well as for the National Math and Science Initiative. Ms. Stephenson has been a Reader, Table Leader and Question Team Member for the AP Calculus exam for many years. She is also a former member of the AP Calculus Development Committee. She received the Siemens Award for outstanding teaching of an AP course in 2001. Ms. Stephenson holds a BS in education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and an MS in mathematics from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: July 24, 2018

End Date: July 27, 2018

Schedule: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $555 Tuition includes College Board Exam Resources, course materials, parking and lunch.

Early Registration: $505 if registering by April 9

Late Registration: $605 if registering after June 25

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

  • Parametric equations and vectors
  • Polar equations
  • Series of constants
  • Taylor polynomials and error bounds for polynomial approximations
  • Taylor series
  • Euler’s method
  • Logistic growth
  • Improper integrals
  • Techniques of integration, including integration by parts and by partial fractions
  • Arc length
  • Graphing calculator