AP® Calculus AB

  • $700.00 / Full Year
  • $380.00 / Semester 1
  • $380.00 / Semester 2
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Course Overview

In our AP Calculus AB online course, students learn to understand change geometrically and visually (by studying graphs of curves), analytically (by studying and working with mathematical formulas), numerically (by seeing patterns in sets of numbers), and verbally. Instead of simply getting the right answer, students learn to evaluate the soundness of proposed solutions and to apply mathematical reasoning to real-world models. Calculus helps scientists, engineers, and financial analysts understand the complex relationships behind real-world phenomena. The equivalent of an introductory college-level calculus course, AP Calculus AB prepares students for the AP exam and further studies in science, engineering, and mathematics.

This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.

Course Details

Grade Levels
High School

Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

Pre–Requisite Courses
Algebra II Geometry Precalculus
Course Length

Full Year: Full year courses are two semesters in length, 18 weeks maximum each; suggested summer pacing is 9 weeks.

Semester 1: Courses have a maximum duration of 18 weeks per semester.

Semester 2: Courses have a maximum duration of 18 weeks per semester.

Required Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

TI-89, TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus calculator or equivalent

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Calculus: Single Variable, 9th ed. James Stewart (Cengage, 2020).
    ISBN-10: 0357042913 / ISBN-13: 9780357042915
    Acceptable alternate: 8th ed. (2016). ISBN-10: 1305266633
    Acceptable alternate: 7th ed. (2012). ISBN-10: 0538497831
  • AP Calculus AB Prep, 2021 Edition. Princeton Review (2020).
    ISBN-10: 0525569456 / ISBN-13: 9780525569459
    Acceptable alternate: 2020 ed. ISBN-13:9780525568155
    Acceptable alternate: 2019 ed. ISBN-13:9781524757984

Course Units & Syllabus

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