## Welcome to AP Calculus AB 2012-2013!

Dr. Vincent and Mrs. Bratt

## The Glory is in the Struggle!

Congratulations on making the decision to take a challenging course! If you plan to work consistently, ask questions, and take opportunities to learn, you will do well in this class. Attendance and constant practice are key factors!

Welcome to AP Calculus AB letter

Calculator Contract and link to TI Nspire CAS info and guidebook

Calculus Syllabus

Summer Review and answers

Course Information Sheet 2012-2013

Welcome to AP Calculus AB letter

Calculator Contract and link to TI Nspire CAS info and guidebook

Calculus Syllabus

Summer Review and answers

Course Information Sheet 2012-2013

## Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz--the Inventors of Calculus (with a lot of help from other mathematicians!)

"If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants." Isaac Newton, in a letter to his rival, Robert Hooke, 1676.

**--Look into the invention of the calculus. The developers spanned a number of centuries and were passionate about their work. See what you can find out about the mathematicians who are credited with moving the development of the study of calculus forward. What were the reasons that led to the developments? Who were some of the key mathematicians involved. Write a short paragraph detailing what you have learned. Email your findings to your instructor by August 30, 2012.**

__Summer Bonus__AP Calculus AB is brought to you by:

Dr. Vincent: lvincent@northsalemschools.org

Mrs. Bratt: abratt@northsalemschools.org

**Interesting videos:**

Why is x the unknown?

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/terry_moore_why_is_x_the_unknown.htmlml

Smash Fear--Learn Anything

http://www.ted.com/talks/tim_ferriss_smash_fear_learn_anything.html

Bobby McFerrin plays the audience

http://www.ted.com/talks/bobby_mcferrin_hacks_your_brain_with_music.html

The surprising math of cities and corporations

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/geoffrey_west_the_surprising_math_of_cities_and_corporations.html

Sputnik Mania

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/david_hoffman_shares_his_sputnik_mania.html

Origami

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/robert_lang_folds_way_new_origami.html

**Problem Solving**

Some tips on Problem Solving

**Correction Papers**

Help--I made some silly mistakes!! Here's what you should do if you want to regain some points on your tests.

Correction Papers

Correction Papers