Derivative rule quiz

You can find the derivative rule quiz and answers here.  You’ll have about 5 minutes to complete the quiz.  Be sure to write restrictions where required.

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2.8 Screencast (AP Calculus BC)

Please view this ~45 minute screencast about the derivatives of inverese trig functions (section 2.8). Skip the first ~2 minutes as this pertained to last years’ students! Use the corresponding handout that was distributed today to take notes. Be sure to start the homework for 2.8 listed on the assignment calendar. You’ll have an opportunity to share solutions to some of the 2.8 homework on Friday, September 27. Viewing this video is mandatory and should be completed before class on Friday, September 27.

2.6 Screencast (AP Calculus BC)

Please view this ~40 minute screencast about the derivatives of the six basic trig functions. Use the corresponding handout that was distributed today to take notes. Be sure to start the homework for 2.6 listed on the assignment calendar. You’ll have an opportunity to share solutions to some of the 2.6 homework on Tuesday, September 24. Viewing this video is mandatory and should be completed by Monday, September 23. As always, stop by during lunch tutorials if you have questions.

AP Results

I have updated the AP Calculus BC exam data to include global grade distributions to compare to our school.  I am happy to report that the mean score of 4.11 is the fourth highest my students have accomplished in the 14 years I’ve been teaching BC at BHS.  Although the percentage of “fives” was lower than the past few years, the percentage of “ones” and “twos” was very low.

I hope that you feel like your score reflects your efforts and understanding of the content.  If your score does not allow you to earn college credit/placement, you have at least had excellent exposure to calculus topics and should be able to do very well if you have to retake first and/or second semester calculus.

Congratulations to all of you who did so well!