Anthony Silk
Anthony Silk began his career in Aerospace Engineering then joined the United States Navy where he flew the EA-6B Prowler Electronic Warfare aircraft, including a tour flying off the USS Independence aircraft carrier. He is also a graduate of the Navy Test Pilot School and served for 22 years both in the Active and Reserve fleets. He then started teaching mathematics at Cupertino High School before moving to The Harker School in San Jose, California where he has been for over 20 years, currently serving as the Upper School Mathematics Department Chair. He has taught courses ranging from Algebra 1 through Differential Equations, including both Advanced Placement Calculus AB and BC for which he has been both a College Board Reader and a Table Leader since 2007. Anthony became a Consultant for Advanced Placement Precalculus last year and has presented that material at both summer institutes and the AP Annual Conference.
Day 1:
     • Who is AP Precalculus for?
     • Key takeaways of the AP Precalculus Course
          o   Course and Exam Description (CED) & Course Planning        
          o   Diversity & Inclusion and Equity & Access
          o   Strategies & Pedagogical Tools      
          o   AP Classroom & AP Daily             
          o   Assess & Reflect
     * Understanding the CED
     * Unit 1 topics – Polynomial and Rational Functions
     *  The AP Course Audit
    * DEI and AP Precalculus
Day 2:
     • Unit 2
          o   Exponential and Log Functions
          o   Residuals
          o   Semi-Log Plots
     • Free Response Questions 1 & 2
     • Mathematical practices for success on Free Response Questions
     • Calculator skills and applications
Day 3:
     •  Unit 3
          o   Trigonometric Functions
          o   Polar Functions
     •  Free Response Questions 1 & 2
     •  Getting the most out of AP Classroom
     •  Unit 4
          o   Parametric Equations
          o   Vectors
          o   Matrices
Day 4:
     • A deeper dive into the CED
     • More on AP Classroom
          o   Classroom data
          o   Instructional Planning Reports (IPRs)
     •  Work time
          o   Instructional strategies
          o   Planning the year
          o   Additional Resources
          o   Summer Assignments
     • Wrap-up of discussions and evaluations