AP Calculus

AP Calculus

For new and experienced AP teachers!  Workshop includes College Board resources, released exams and student samples.

AP Calculus AB is roughly equivalent to a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. The AP course covers topics in these areas, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course teaches students to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to make connections amongst these representations. Students learn how to use technology to help solve problems,
experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions.
 

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Align their instruction with the goals of the AP Calculus course
  • Identify the skills and knowledge that the exam will assess, and identify the tasks and materials for which students might need more preparation
  • Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course
  • Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction

Workshop materials

At every AP Calculus workshop held by the College Board, each participant receives a copy of the Workshop Handbook, which contains:

  • AP Calculus Course Description
  • AP Course Audit information
  • Sample syllabus for AP Calculus and a Syllabus Development Guide
  • AP Calculus free-response materials (student samples, scoring guidelines and commentary)
  • Multiple-choice questions and answers from the AP Calculus 2008 Released Exam

Consultant: Peter Kaczmer

Peter Kaczmar has served as math teacher for 30 years.  Currently, he teaches both the AB and BC versions of AP Calculus.  He has served as an AP Calculus Exam Reader since 2004.  Peter has a delivered a number of professional development events including:  APSI workshops, has taught in the The University of Pennsylvania STEM Teacher Fellows Program, has worked with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth, and has delivered a number of in-house professional development workshops. He has consulted on a popular statistics textbook, as well as, an Algebra video series. Other curricular work found him developing Bridge Courses to help remedy the achievement gap.  Through the nomination of former students, Peter has been awarded the MAA’s Edyth Sliffe Award for Distinguished Mathematics Teaching, and was, named in Cornell’s Merrell Scholars Program.

Deadline to register is July 1

You will be notified promptly of any cancelations or schedule or program changes. We will confirm your enrollment in the program and provide information on travel, accommodations, final registration, and parking.

Refunds

All cancelations must be received in writing by mail or fax. Refunds, minus a $25 processing fee for each course that is canceled will be made for cancelations received fifteen days prior to the first day of the program. Refund requests made after that time will not be honored, and the participant or sponsoring organization will be responsible for the fee. Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may send a substitute. Note: If you do not cancel, and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment. Please note:  A $250 late registration fee will be assessed if noncredit status is changed to credit status.

Cancelation

The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancelation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

ACT 48

Penn State Abington is not an Act 48 Provider. Penn State Abington will issue a certificate of completion  that will detail the name of the program, hours earned (based on attendance) and any other appropriate information. All those enrolled will need to submit certificate to the appropriate  school district or intermediate unit so that any earned / completed hours can be submitted and counted on participants' behalf.

This course can also be taken for three graduate credits.

Location
PennStateAbington@611
Abington Towne Center
1475 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001

Tuition: $899
The $899 fee covers all instruction, course notes, program materials, computer fees and lunch. Registrants are responsible for all other meals and lodging. The fee may be paid by check, money order, or purchase order (made payable to Penn State); a letter of authorization to bill your employer or organization, MasterCard, or VISA. An additional charge of $30 will be added to all walk-in registrations.

* If you are registering with a Purchase Order please contact Joy Fraunfelter at 215-881-7487 to register.