• Welcome to AP Mathematics
     
    Math students at Boswell are not just preparing to go to college, they are taking advantage of the opportunity to take college courses right now.
     
    The Department of Mathematics at Boswell High currently offers students three Advanced Placement Courses: AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC.
     
    AP Statistics will introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. It is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus based college course in statistics. Extra time is required on the part of AP students for class preparation and completion of assignments. AP courses provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory courses. Students are expected to take the AP Statistics Exam in the spring.
     
    AP Calculus AB covers essentially the same topics as a first semester college calculus course. Topics include development of the derivative, application of the derivative (maxima and minima, curve sketching, rate of change and related rates), area under a curve and development of the integral, formulas of integration and volumes of revolution. Extra time is required on the part of AP students for class preparation and completion of assignments. AP courses provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory courses. Students are expected to take the AP Calculus exam for college credit.
     
    AP Calculus BC prepares students for the College Board AP Calculus BC Examination for possible college credit (1st and 2nd semester calculus). Students explore all topics covered in AP Calculus AB plus additional topics such as parametric, polar, and vector functions and derivatives; L’Hospital’s Rule, Applications of Integrals; and Polynomial Approximations and Series. Extra time is required on the part of AP students for class preparation and completion of assignments. AP courses provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory courses. Students are expected to take the AP Calculus Exam in the spring.
     
    The AP Program offers college level instruction to the academically successful student.  AP students are expected to work at an accelerated pace and to engage in outside reading and independent learning.

    Students who choose to enroll, however, should be prepared for the increased academic rigor of these courses. Our AP Statistics and Calculus courses concentrate on providing students with rigorous college level instruction while preparing students for the AP exam associated with the course.

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     To learn more about:
    AB Statistics please contact Ms. Linda Holland: lholland@ems-isd.net
    AB Calculus AB please contact Mrs. Jeannette Freeman: jfreeman@ems-isd.net
    AB Calculus BC please contact Mrs. Jeannette Freeman: jfreeman@ems-isd.net