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# AP Calculus A/B Class for Online High School Students

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Class Length
Full Year
# of credits
1
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Cost
Free
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Take high school AP Calculus A/B online and earn 1 math credit toward your high school diploma. It's free for Wisconsin students.

## AP Calculus A/B

### Description:

This is a college level course that is designed to prepare students to be successful on the College Board's Advanced Placement Calculus AB Test. This course introduces limits, differentiation, and integration of functions. Students will find and evaluate finite and infinite limits graphically, numerically, and analytically. They will find derivatives using a variety of methods including The Chain Rule and Implicit Differentiation. They will use the First Derivative Test and The Second Derivative Test to analyze and sketch functions. Each unit contains exam preparation content for the AP Calculus AB exam. Students will be required to have a graphing calculator for this course. A suggested type will be recommended by the teacher.

### Learning Targets:

Target #1 “Limits”  Students will be able to find the limits of a variety of functions, including trigonometric, exponential and rational functions.

Target #2 “Differential Equations”  Students will be able to solve differential equations for both general and particular solutions.

Target #3 “Application of Definite Integrals”  Students will be able to find the area of a region between two curves and use various methods to find the volume of a solid of revolution.

Target #4 “Integration”  Students will be able to integrate a variety of functions, including trigonometric, exponential and rational functions.

Target #5 “Differential Equations”  Students will be able to solve differential equations for both general and particular solutions.

Target #6 “Application of Definite Integrals”  Students will be able to find the area of a region between two curves and use various methods to find the volume of a solid of revolution.

#### THIS IS A NCAA-CERTIFIED CLASS

eAchieve Academy is an official NCAA-approved online education provider and this online AP Calculus class meets the NCAA core course requirements. To see the full list of NCAA-approved online high school courses offered by eAchieve Academy, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center (use school code #502388).

## What you need to know about AP Calculus A/B

High school is hard enough: make it easier by building your own path through online high school courses offered at eAchieve Academy. Standard, honors, and even AP courses are offered to students online to give them the freedom of learning how, when, and where they want.

### Are AP Calculus A/B classes hard?

AP students are expected to know and perform complex mathematical equations at a college level: so, yes. Although AP coursework may be difficult, many of our students like the challenge and appreciate the skills they developed to pursue mathematical careers.

### Are AP Calculus A/B courses worth it?

Although AP classes take a lot of dedication, the benefits of taking an online AP course are worth it! In addition to gaining incredible knowledge, students will get college credit and college course experience to prepare them for future higher education courses.

### How does AP Calculus A/B work?

The course takes one year to complete, and works much like a regular class except more in-depth. Students in AP Calculus A/B focus on introductory material, then end with a state administered AP exam to determine how much college credit they’ve earned.

### Is AP Calculus A/B necessary?

AP classes are not necessary to graduate high school, but are beneficial for students who want to earn college credit and reduce their high-level education costs in the future. AP Calculus A/B specializes in introducing complex mathematical equations and solutions that prepare students for careers in math, engineering, or other sciences.

### Can I take online AP Calculus A/B online?

Absolutely! eAchieve offers an extensive collection of online AP classes for high school students to enroll in. Start your path today to further your knowledge, advance your credits, and prepare for college with courses offered at eAchieve.

### How many AP classes should I take?

Research often helps students figure out how many AP classes they should take in a year, but someone’s ability to handle coursework changes year to year as that individual grows. Challenge yourself at first, but try not to overwhelm yourself with work, and go from there.

### How does the weighted AP GPA work?

One of the many benefits of taking AP classes is that they count more towards your GPA than standard courses: which means that it is possible for students to achieve a GPA greater than 4.0! Many of our AP students see this as a safety net and a challenge to graduate with a 4.0+ (very impressive to colleges).

### How do I take AP classes outside of high school?

Start your path to online AP classes today to begin getting college credit, advance your knowledge, and prepare yourself for higher education with the courses offered at eAchieve all on your terms.

### How do I decide which AP classes to take?

AP classes are more challenging than regular high school classes, so a good place to start is with subjects that play to your personal strengths and interests. If you already have a certain career in mind, you can choose AP classes to prepare for your college major.

### Why take AP Calculus A/B instead of a ‘normal’ calculus class?

The differences between AP, Honors, and regular high school classes center around difficulty level. AP classes are also unique in that they give high school students the opportunity to earn college credit.

### How can homeschooled students earn AP credit?

Homeschooled students are welcome to apply at eAchieve Academy to support their homeschool curriculum. You can earn AP credits online as a homeschooler in Wisconsin.

### Is taking AP Calculus a good idea?

AP classes are an option, but not always the best option for all students. The pros and cons of AP classes will help you decide if it’s worth a shot.

### Is AP Calculus A/B equivalent to a college calculus course?

Looking at AP classes vs college classes, the difficulty level is about the same as an introductory (first year) college course.

### Do colleges like AP classes?

AP classes can give your college application an edge, provided you’ve been able to earn good grades and exam scores. It’s not enough to just enroll in AP classes without rising to the challenge.

### Is it tough taking more than one AP class at a time?

Managing multiple online AP courses takes work, but it’s also a great way to develop the time management skills you’ll need at university.

### Does it matter if I take AP classes or dual enrollment courses?

It might. Depending on the college you want to attend, the admissions officers may value AP classes and dual enrollment classes differently.