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Welcome to AP Calculus AB. Goal My goal is to prepare you for a rigorous examination on May 9 th. Passing this exam will be a huge achievement. No one.

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1 Welcome to AP Calculus AB

2 Goal My goal is to prepare you for a rigorous examination on May 9 th. Passing this exam will be a huge achievement. No one will doubt your mastery of the material.

3 General Information Mr. Siegel Home Phone (call before 9:30 PM) Textbook: Calculus: Graphical, Numeric, Algebraic by Finney, Dimana, Waits and Kennedy

4 Required Materials Graphing Calculator Three Ring Binder with Divider Tabs Pen or Pencil and Eraser and Ruler Lined Paper Graph Paper

5 Class Rules Be in your seat and working when the bell rings. Bring all books and materials to class. No personal grooming during class time. No gum or eating in class. Follow directions the first time that they are given. Be nice. No Cell Phones

6 Procedures Entering Class on Time Entering Tardy Heading Papers…

7 Heading Papers Top Right Hand Corner of Paper: Student number (assigned by me) Student number (assigned by me) Date assigned Date assigned Date due Date due assignment assignment

8 Procedures (continued) RestroomAnnouncementsAbsences Late work

9 Conduct Sarasota Harassment Policy Honor Violations Use only business-appropriate language and conversation.

10 Grading Tests55% Quizzes25% Employability/Homework20% Tests55% Quizzes25% Employability/Homework20% Exam20% *lowest quiz grade/quarter is dropped

11 Grades Equal Assignment Weights QuizzesNotebook

12 Calendar Master the Following Sections: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, , 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, , 2.2, 2.3, , 2.2, 2.3, , 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, , 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, , 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, , 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, , 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, , 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, , 6.2, 6.4, , 6.2, 6.4, , 7.2, , 7.2, This comes to approximately 2.9 days per section (less for chapter some, more for others).

13 Calendar (continued) Our goal is to finish all of the sections before spring break. After spring break, we’ll review, review, review and practice, practice, practice. AP Calc Mock: Saturday April 14, 2007 AP Calc Exam: Wednesday May 9, 2007.

14 Getting Help Ask question in class. Ask questions by phone. Work together. Renaissance Tutoring Monday-Thursday, 2:30 – 3:30, in this room. Monday-Thursday, 2:30 – 3:30, in this room. Professional Tutoring Communicate, communicate, communicate

15 Let’s Have a Great Year! Work very hard Don’t get discouraged Don’t take anything too seriously Have fun


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