Calculus BC

Gary Taylor
This institute is designed to reinforce and streamline participant’s understanding of Calculus BC topics and teaching strategies. Some Calculus AB topics will be included for discussion. However, more attention will be given to those topics required only for the BC exam. A great deal of attention will be given to the manner in which topics are tested on the AP* exam and how to prepare students for the AP experience. Participants will receive materials for all Calculus topics as well as test review materials. 
A TI 84 graphing calculator will be used.

Calculus BC Agenda:   
• Introductions 
• The Course and Exam Description
• Online resources available in AP Classroom
• Scoring Rubrics on Free Response and the 2019 Free Response Exam
AB Calculus Topics (mostly brief discussion)     
• Limits of Discontinuous Functions 
• Chain Rule Differentiation
• L’Hospital’s Rule 
• Mean Value Theorem, Curve Sketching 
• Justifications on Free Response 
• Integration and The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus 
• Differential Equations and Slope Fields 
BC Calculus Topics (in-depth study)  
• Euler’s Method 
• Integration by Parts 
•Improper Integrals 
     • Taylor Series 
     • Convergence Tests 
     • Interval of Convergence 
     • Error Bound 
• Parametrics 
• Polars 
• Vectors
AP* Test Review Materials and Strategies 
Gary Taylor received a BS in Mathematics from Iowa State University and an MS also in Mathematics from the University of Iowa. He taught for 11 years in Iowa and 30 years in Utah at Davis High School. Awards received include The USA Today All USA Teacher Team Second Team 2000, the Davis School District Hall of Fame/Horizon Award 2001, the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education 2008, and the UCTM Don Clark Award in 2013.
Gary taught AP Calculus at Davis High School for 20 years and has been an AP Reader for 6 years. He was instrumental in building one of the largest and most successful AP programs in the United States. Gary has led College BoardTM Calculus workshops in Bellevue, Bozeman, Bountiful, San Mateo, Denver, San Antonio, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, La Jolla, El Paso, Kaysville, Grand Junction, Vancouver, WA, Palo Alto, Irvine, Richmond, Kaneohe, Lagos, Mumbai, Pompano Beach, McClellan Park, Anchorage, Albuquerque, San Gabriel, Calgary, Vancouver, BC, Santa Ana, Winnipeg, Farmington, Seattle, and Nanjing.            

Gary is coauthor of “The Essentials of Calculus” and “Calculus Extended”.