AP Calculus BC 2013-2014 School Year

Instructions for CASA
Go to www.estudy.uh.edu and create an account using my last name (Stern) and course code J2A8U8
Almost EVERY problem people have had creating an account has been because they used their own surname in the space requesting Instructor Last Name.

Do not forget to check the discussion board.  It’s possible someone has posted a hint.
After your account is created, you can access the login page at https://www.casa.uh.edu

Nspire Reminders
Bring your Nspire handheld to class, charged, each day.
Online tutorials at http://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/en/ti_nspire
If you want to backup files to your computer you need the free Linking software from TI at http://education.ti.com/en/us/software/details/en/82035809F7E6474099944056CCB01C20/ti-nspire_computerlink
Some of you have not believed when I told you the Nspire is perfectly acceptable on College Board tests. Please see this link.

Important Dates
5/7/2014 AP Calculus BC exam – 8 AM
3/5-7/2014 Mr. Stern away from school at a conference. There will be required classroom assignments.
11/28-29 Thanksgiving Weekend – no school
11/11 Veterans Day – no school
11/5 Election Day – no classes
11/1 Mr. Stern will be away from school at a conference. There will be a REQUIRED coverage assignment.
10/24-25 Open School evening and afternoon.
10/16 PSAT administration. We’ll probably have an odd schedule, and may miss class.
10/14 Columbus Day (observed) – no school
10/11 End first marking period
9/9 First day of class

Stuff you must know cold (courtesy Mr. Sean Bird)
do-it-yourself flashcards

SmartBoard Notes

Homework and Assignments
HW Cover Sheet must be attached in front of each homework set handed in.
The Briggs Cochran (BC) textbook is online.  Access is at phschool.com using web-code azk-6600.
Semester 2
Final Solo Project Lesson project Topic from list (due 5/23), lesson plan (due 5/27), lesson movie (due 6/4), personal reflection (due 6/6).
Final Group Project Flipbook project Storyboard (due 5/16), images for background (due 5/23), Nspire file with all screens (due 6/4), listing of functions used (due 6/4), flipbook movie (due 6/4), personal reflection (due 6/6)
5/2 (due 5/4) estudy Calc BC Practice Test. Note: this assignment is homework, not quiz. I will evaluate based on evidence of effort.
4/7 (due 4/13) estudy Second Derivative Test (test conditions, no assistance from people or reference materials or other sources. As always, score must be 85% or better to be counted.)
3/26 (due 3/30 midnight) estudy First Derivative Test (as always, score must be 85% or better to be counted)
3/24 (due 3/26 midnight) estudy MVT and Absolute Extrema (as always, score must be 85% or better to be counted)
3/18 (due 3/24) p 647-649 #1, 4, 6, 8, 30, 32, 34
3/12 (due 3/17) p 626 #3, 10, 11, 12, 24
3/7 (due 3/10) estudy Differential Equations (as always, score must be 85% or better)
3/4 (due 3/10) p 599 #13, 14
3/3 (due 3/10) pp 578-580 #9, 10, 11, 24, 27, p 586 # 3, 5, 12, 13, 34
2/28 (extended to 3/7) estudy U-Substitution (as always, score must be 85% or better)
2/25 (due 3/3) p 571 #2, 4, 5, 10, 13
2/6 (due 2/10) p 530 #3-6, 8, p 537 #1-5

Semester 1
1/13 read textbook 6.3
(due 1/20) p 436 #9-14
1/10 estudy Reimann & Numeric Int by Sunday night
1/9 (due 1/13) p 431 #19-30
1/7 read textbook 6.1 and 6.2
(due 1/13) p 421 #45, 47-49
12/17 (due 1/2) B&C (online text) p 408 #17-22
we have completed chapter 4 in our text. You should be reading from chapter 5.1-5.5.
12/11 complete survey from Pearson about Briggs Cochran text by Dec 15.
12/5 estudy quiz – Derivatives II (due before Monday 12/9)
12/4 read 5.2
(due 12/9)  p 376-377 # 4, 6, 17, 18, 21, 22, 27, 28
12/2 read 5.1
(due 12/9)  p 364 ex # 1-4, 7, 8
(some assignments missing)
11/7 estudy quiz – Rate Problems (due by Monday midnight)
11/6 (due 11/12) p 295 #25, 33-36, 45, 55,
11/4 (due 11/12) p 278 #47-56
11/1 (due 11/4) p 220 #24-54 evens
10/31 read ch. 3.6
(due 11/4) p 220 #23-53 odds
estudy quiz – Derivatives I
10/28 (due 11/4) p 245 #1-18
10/24 read Briggs Cochran online textbook (BC) ch. 3-11
(due 10/28) from BC pp 235-236 #5-13
10/17 (due 10/21) pp 204-205 #29-38, 61-66
10/12 (due 10/21) Read “Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses” by Mark Twain. You may access one online source here. In particular note offenses 12 through 18 and think how these rules apply to mathematics.
10/9 (due 10/15) from Briggs Cochran online textbook (see access information above) 3-4 (chapter 3 section 4) p 170 #7-13 odds, 18, 19-27 odds, 30-31, 33-36
10/7 (due 10/11 – note due date is Friday) estudy Quiz on Continuity. Retake until you scored >84. Update – due to login problems due date is extended to 10/14.
10/3 (due 10/7) pp 164-165 # 16-52 (divisible by 4)
9/30 (due 10/7) estudy Quiz on Limits.
Retake until you scored >84.
9/27 (due 9/30) p 129-130 #40-48, 55-56 p 140 # 1-4
9/25 (due 9/30) p 129 #29-36
9/23 (due 9/30) pp 107-108 #25-30, 34, 42-44, 49, 62
9/20 (due 9/23) pp 98-99 #25-32, 40
9/19 (due 9/23) pp 97-98 #6-9, 13-16
9/16 (due 9/23) pp 22-23 #45-57
All students must email me at hastern.dwchs@gmail.com. The deadline to complete this task has passed, so if you haven’t done it already, do it immediately.
All students must register for a courseware account.  See “Instructions for CASA” above.
I will begin distributing loaner Nspire during the week of September 16. Once you have an Nspire, it is your responsibility to bring it to class, fully charged, every day.

 

Back to DWC home