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Note; * - slides have been presented in class, any corrections have been uploaded to the website.
Timeline January - MayTrigonometryAP Calculus
March 31 - April 4 Integrals Worksheet 03
Integrals Worksheet 02
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March 25 - 28 Unit Overview: Graphing the Trigonometric Functions
Integrals Worksheet 01
March 17 - 20 Unit Overview: The Unit Circle
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Feb 19 - 22 Thurs: Slides Part 13 Introducing the Law of Cosines
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Fri: Unit Test Chap 4.1 to 4.3
Feb 11 - 15 Mon: Slides Part 12 Introducing the Law of Sines
Unit Overview: Solving the oblique triangle
Mon: Slides Part 14, Semester 2 Mean Value Theorem.
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Feb 04 - 08 Wednesday: UNIT TEST
Monday, Tuesday: review for UNIT TEST
Wed: Slides Part 13, Semester 2* Finding Extrema analytically.
Tue: Slides Part 12, Semester 2* Defining critical points.
Mon: Slides Part 11, Semester 2* Introducing Absolute and Local Extrema
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January 28 - Feb 01 Slides Part 11* Using angles of elevation indirectly
Slides Part 10* Using angles as bearings, or directions (part 2)
Slides Part 9* Using angles as bearings, or directions.
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January 22 - 25 Slides Part 8* Angles of elevation and depression.
Slides Part 7* Solving Right Angled Triangles (cont.)
Slides Part 6* Solving Right Angled Triangles
Unit Overview*
Friday: Sect 3.9, problems 29 to 32 and 51 to 53.
Slides Part 10*, Semester 2 Logarithmic differentiation
Slides Part 9*, Semester 2 Finding the derivative of logarithmic functions
Slides Part 8*, Semester 2 Finding the derivative of exponential functions
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January 14 - 18 Friday; UNIT TEST
Thursday:Practice Unit Test
Wednesday; Practice chapter problems.
Naming Triangles Project Project due January 23rd.
Slides Part 5* Trigonometric Functions and Function Values (cont)
Slides Part 7, Semester 2 Using implicit differentiation to find higher order derivatives.
Slides Part 6, Semester 2 More examples of implicit differentiation. (See also Slides part 3, Semester 2 below)
Slides Part 5, Semester 2 Practicing the Chain Rule and derivatives of parametric equations. Due at the end of class on Monday, Jan 14th.
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January 8 - 11 Slides Part 4* Trigonometric Functions and Function Values
Slides Part 3* Similar Angles and similar triangles
Slides Part 2* Angular velocity, Degrees Minutes Seconds
Slides Part 1* Definitions of basic terminology
Slides Intro* Classroom procedures - includes details on classroom binder
Trigonometry Facts; will be updated as the course progresses.
Slides Part 4, Semester 2 Practicing the Chain Rule. Due at the end of class on Friday, Jan 11th.
Slides Part 3, Semester 2 Introducing implicit differentiation.
Slides Part 2, Semester 2* Finding the slope of the line tangent or normal to parametric curves.
Slides Part 1, Semester 2* Reviewing the derivative rules, especially the Chain Rule
Trig Identities Handed out previous semester.
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Timeline August - DecemberAdvanced AlgebraAP Calculus
Dec 3 - 7, 2007
Logarithms 02 - rewriting and solving logarithmic and exponential equations
Logarithms 01 - rewriting and simplifying logarithmic expressions
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Nov 26 - 30, 2007
Exponential Functions 01 - Simplifying exponential expressions, calculating exponential growth and decay. Advanced Organizer
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Oct 29 - Nov 02, 2007
Factoring Higher Degree Polynomials - Factoring higher degree polynomials one factor at a time.
Polynomial Division 01 - Polynomial Long Division problems
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Oct 22 - 26, 2007
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Oct 15 - 19, 2007
Note: No classes Oct 18; Parent Teacher conferences 10am - 6pm
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Oct 1 - 5, 2007 Functions Worksheet 3 - Finding the inverse of a quadratic function by completing the square.
Functions Worksheet 2 - Finding the inverse of a polynomial function.
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Note: we have switched from slides to boardwork.
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Sept 24 - 28, 2007 Functions Worksheet 1 - Recognizing parent graphs and transformations
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Note: we have switched from slides to boardwork.
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Sept 17 - 21, 2007 Reading asmt Sect 3.1 - Symmetry of graphs of relations
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Part 17: Horizontal Asymptotes
Reading Asmt Sect 2.2: Infinite limits
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Sept 10 - 14, 2007 Graphs Review Worksheet - Piecewise graphs, absolute value, and domain and range
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Part 16: Intro Sandwich Theorem and Polynomial Long Division
Part 15: Left and Righthanded limits
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Sept 4 - 7, 2007 Graphs Worksheet 5 - Absolute values
Graphs Worksheet 4
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Part 14: Calculating limits
Part 13: Properties of limits
Part 12: The start of limits
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Aug 27 - 31, 2007 Graphs Worksheet 3
Graphs Worksheet 2
Graphs Worksheet 1
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Notepaper for sketching trig functions
Part 11 Slides (Note the change in homework assignment, from the weekly organizer.
Part 10 Slides
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Part 9 Slides
Part 8 Slides
Part 7 Slides
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Aug 13 - 17, 2007 Advanced Organizer
Part 6 Slides
Part 5 Slides
Part 4 Slides
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Aug 8 - 10, 2007   Part 3 Slides
Part 2 Slides

Useful Links

  • Binder Rubric
  • Winplot: A windows utility to graph functions in two and three dimensions, including derivatives.
  • Graphs Notepaper (6 to a page)
  • Blank Slides
  • First Day Slide Show with classroom procedures
  • Quick-and-Dirty Guide to the TI-83, TI-83+, TI-84, and TI-84+ Copyright (c) 2004 by Kenny Felder

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