Calculus for AP is comprised of ten chapters that present content in a linear and logical manner and focus on the application of calculus to real-world problems. Margin notes throughout the text highlight the use of the Mathematical Practices for AP Calculus (MPACs). Textboxes highlight key theorems and definitions and illustrate how to use technology, such as graphing calculators, to solve problems and highlight the potential “pitfalls” of technology. Instruction includes “Exploration” activities that present a topic that has not yet been introduced in the text and allow students to discover new concepts and how they relate to the current topic of study. Some chapter sections include projects that provide opportunities for students to work collaboratively and extend their learning.
End-of-section and chapter exercises include problems that reflect the rigor and format of problems on the AP exam. Odd-numbered section and chapter problems have answers provided at the back of the text; tutorial support and completed solutions are available at “CalcChat.com.” Problems with a QR Code have step-by-step video solutions that may be accessed using a smartphone with a QR Code reader or through “CalcView.com.”
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