AP Calculus AB

Calculus is the study of differentials and integrals that help us study change that happens in an instant. Any system that experiences change can be studied, and outcomes predicted, using calculus. This means that students will study this topic who plan to go into a variety of fields, from physics to economics, and this first course will help set the solid foundation they will use to learn more about our changing world through the lens of mathematics.

What is calculus?

Considering Enrollment?

Class Structure

At Mastery Academic we use Canvas as our learning management system (LMS), which affords us lots of great features to make student learning better. All student work and communication is conducted through the course shell on Canvas. Canvas can be accessed using any browser and also has companion apps for tablets and phones. Within Canvas, students will learn through multiple ways including visual, auditory, and tactile. I strive to provide a learning environment that is successful regardless of your personal learning style and provide a lot of flexibility as far as how to learn the content of the course.

Additional Help

Students will have 2 free tutoring sessions, each 30 minutes long (a $50 value), that they can use during the year to get additional help. This will be automatically included in your purchase. Further sessions are available for purchase here.

Required Materials

  • Writing instruments: color nonspecific; HOWEVER, please do not write in highlighter
  • Notebook
  • Calculator (TI-Nspire CX II or TI-Nspire CX II CAS recommended as this is what I’ll use for demonstrations.  See College Board’s Calculator Policy.)
  • Textbook
  • High speed, broadband Internet
  • Sound card and microphone (for live sessions)
  • Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures

Additional books and resources may be recommended during the year. A lab material list is available below.

Textbook Information

OpenStax Calculus Volume 1 ISBN-13: 978-1-938168-02-4
Here is a link to the textbook on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NtGVZU 
OpenStax Calculus Volume 2 ISBN-13: 978-1-938168-06-2
Here is a link to the textbook on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NxYtUy 


  1. Readings and Practice: 25%
  2. Labs: 25%
  3. Exams: 40%
  4. Student Professionalism: 10%

Extra Credit will be available at the teacher’s sole discretion and is NOT guaranteed.

Who Should Enroll?

The qualified student:

  • is in 9-12th grades (this is mandated by College Board in order to award AP® credit).
  • has taken precalculus or trigonometry and scored a B or better.
  • has strong reading and writing skills.
  • can work independently and ask for help when necessary.


$695 per student. This includes (2) half-hour tutoring sessions to be used at the student’s discretion. Access to course will start when enrolled and end on May 31, after the AP exam period ends.

Where to go from here?

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