Mar
16

# Week 03/16 to 04/3/15: Definite Integral – Slope Fields

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on March 16, 2015
##### We will be reviewing/learning:
1. How to use to find indefinite and definite integral
2. The 1st and 2nd fundamental theorem of calculus
3. how to find area using integral
4. How to find the amount using integral of rate of change.
5. Sketching slope field

Complete the following works during the break to get yourself ready for the AP exam: AP Calculus AB Sprint Break Review Packet 1 and  AP Calculus AB Sprint Break Review Packet 2.  Check the packet 1 answers on : AP Calculus AB Sprint Break Review Solution Packet 1.

Mar
06

# Week 03/9 to 03/13/15: Indefinite and Definite Integrals cont’d

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on March 6, 2015
##### This week, we will be reviewing/learning:
1. How to use to find indefinite and definite integral
2. The 1st fundamental theorem of calculus
3. how to find area using integral
4. How to find the amount using integral of rate of change.

We will be reviewing on Tuesday and taking the test on Thursday

Mar
02

# Week 02/9 to 03/6/15: Related Rates problems-Indefinite and Definite Integrals

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on March 2, 2015
##### This week, we will be reviewing/learning:
1. How to use to find indefinite and definite integral
2. How to solve related rate problems using implicit differentiation
3. The 1st fundamental theorem of calculus
Jan
30

# Week 2/2 to 02/6/15: Absolute Extrema – Optimization – Related Rate Problems Cont’d

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on January 30, 2015
##### This week, we will be reviewing/learning:
1. How to use to find the absolute maximum and minimum value of a function over an interval
2. How to solve optimization problems using optimization strategies
3. How to solve related rate problems using implicit differentiation

Week Assignment

Complete this week Daily Journal AP Calculus Daily Journal 2-6-15 and turn it by Friday 2/6/15

Jan
23

# Week 01/26 to 01/30/14: Absolute Extrema – Optimization – Related Rate Problems

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on January 23, 2015
##### This week, we will be reviewing/learning:
1. How to use to find the absolute maximum and minimum value of a function over an interval
2. How to solve optimization problems using optimization strategies
3. How to solve related rate problems using implicit differentiation

Jan
16

# Week 01/19 to 01/23/14: Curve Sketching: 1st and 2nd derivatives / Mean Value Theorem

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on January 16, 2015
##### This week, we will be reviewing Tuesday on:
1. How to use the 1st derivative to find min and max, interval of increasing and decreasing
2. How to use the 2nd derivative to find the point of inflection, interval of concavity
3. The use of Mean Value Theorem

And we will be taking the test on Thursday.

Jan
06

# Week 01/6 to 01/16/14: Application of Derivative: 1st and 2nd derivatives

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on January 6, 2015
##### This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
1. How to use the 1st derivative to find min and max, interval of increasing and decreasing
2. How to use the 2nd derivative to find the point of inflection, interval of concavity
3. The use of Mean Value Theorem

Week Assignment

Complete this week Daily Journal and turn it by Friday 01/16/15

Dec
01

# Week 12/1 to 12/12/14: Derivative of inverse function, approximating a derivative, and Hopital’s rules

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on December 1, 2014
##### This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
1. Use the product, quotient, and chain rules to find derivative
2. Find a derivative as slope of curve at a point
3. Find equation of tangent line using derivative f’(a) at a point x= a
4. How to show that a function is differentiable at x =a graphically and algebraically
5. Find derivative of polynomial, trigonometric, log, and exp functions.
6. The derivative of inverse function including inverse of trigonometric function
7. Approximate a derivative
8. Implicit differentiation
9. Find limits using L’hopital’s rules

We will start reviewing for final on Thursday using study guide.

Nov
17

# Week 11/17 to 11/21/14: Derivative of inverse function, approximating a derivative, and implicit diffrentiation

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on November 17, 2014
##### This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
1. Use the product, quotient, and chain rules to find derivative
2. Find a derivative as slope of curve at a point
3. Find equation of tangent line using derivative f’(a) at a point x= a
4. How to show that a function is differentiable at x =a graphically and algebraically
5. Find derivative of polynomial, trigonometric, log, and exp functions.
6. The derivative of inverse function including inverse of trigonometric function
7. Approximate a derivative
8. Implicit differentiation

Week Assignment

Nov
08

# Week 11/10 to 11/14/14: Derivative of inverse function, approximating a derivative, and implicit diffrentiation

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on November 8, 2014
##### This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
1. Use the product, quotient, and chain rules to find derivative
2. Find a derivative as slope of curve at a point
3. Find equation of tangent line using derivative f’(a) at a point x= a
4. How to show that a function is differentiable at x =a graphically and algebraically
5. Find derivative of polynomial, trigonometric, log, and exp functions.
6. The derivative of inverse function including inverse of trigonometric function
7. Approximate a derivative
8. Implicit differentiation

Week Assignment

Complete this week Daily Journal AP Calculus Daily Journal 11-10-14 and turn it by Friday 11/14/14.

Here is the last week test AP Calculus AB Test 3 on Derivative part 1 with correction New_Doc_20[1]

Oct
31

# Week11/03 to 11/07/14: Derivative of polynomial, trigonometric, log, and exp. functions – Derivative rules: product, quotient, and chain rules Cont’d

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on October 31, 2014
##### This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
1. Use the product, quotient, and chain rules to find derivative
2. Find a derivative as slope of curve at a point
3. Find equation of tangent line using derivative f’(a) at a point x= a
4. How to show that a function is differentiable at x =a graphically and algebraically
5. Find derivative of polynomial, trigonometric, log, and exp functions.
6. Find derivative of inverse functions

Week assignment: Use this worksheet:Worksheet on Derivative ( Chain rules) to practice on the derivative.

Oct
25

# Week 10/27 to 10/31/14: Derivative of polynomial, trigonometric, log, and exp. functions – Derivative rules: product, quotient, and chain rules.

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on October 25, 2014
##### This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
1. Use the product, quotient, and chain rules to find derivative
2. Find a derivative as slope of curve at a point
3. Find equation of tangent line using derivative f’(a) at a point x= a
4. How to show that a function is differentiable at x =a graphically and algebraically
5. Find derivative of polynomial, trigonometric, log, and exp functions.

Week Assignment

Complete this week Daily Journal AP Calculus Daily Journal 10-27-14 and turn it by Friday.

Oct
17

# Week 10/20 to 10/24/14: Derivative of polynomial, trigonometric, log, and exp. functions

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on October 17, 2014
##### This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
1. Determine the instantaneous rate of change at a point as a slope
2. Find a derivative as slope of curve at a point
3. Find equation of tangent line using derivative f’(a) at a point x= a
4. How to show that a function is differentiable at x =a graphically and algebraically
5. Find derivative of polynomial, trigonometric, log, and exp functions.

Week Assignment

Complete this week Daily Journal  AP Calculus Daily Journal 10-20-14 and turn it by Friday.

Oct
14

# Week 10/14 to 10/17/14: Equation of tangent line using derivative

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on October 14, 2014
##### This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
1. Determine the instantaneous rate of change at a point as a slope
2. Find a derivative as slope of curve at a point
3. Find equation of tangent line using derivative f’(a) at a point x= a

Week Assignment

Complete this week Daily Journal AP Calculus Daily Journal 10-14-14 and turn it by Thursday.

Sep
29

# Weeks 09/29 to 10/10/14: Continuity and Introduction to derivative.

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on September 29, 2014
##### This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
1. Find the 3 conditions of function to be continuous at a point graphically and algebraically
2. The average rate of change
3. The instantaneous rate of change
4. A derivative as slope at a point
5. The formal definition of derivative
Sep
21

# Week 9/22/14: Find limits algebraically and Continuity

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on September 21, 2014
##### This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
1. Find limits at the infinity
2. Find the correlation between limits at infinity and VA and HA
3. Find the limit definition of definition of VA and HA
4. Find the 3 conditions of function to be continuous at a point.
Sep
15

# Week 9/15/14: Find limits algebraically

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on September 15, 2014
##### This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
1. Find limits algebraically
2. find the limits involving trigonometric functions.
3. Make correction to the Test of 9/12/14
Sep
07

# Week 9/08/14: Find limits graphically and algebraically

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on September 7, 2014
##### This week, we will be learning:
1. how to find limits algebraically ( limits involving square roots)

We will have test on Thursday and it will cover:

1. Find limits algebraically ( four forms of indeterminate form)
2. Find limits algebraically ( limits when you have piece wise functions)
3. Find limits graphically
4. Recognize points of discontinuity (vertical asymptotes and holes)

Review these concepts from your handouts.

Aug
29

# Week 09/01/14: Find limits algebraically

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on August 29, 2014
##### This week, we will be learning:
1. how to find the difference of quotient
2. how to find limits algebraically

We will be using the following worksheets:Notes Day 4 Limits Algebraically (5)

Aug
22

# Week 8/25/14: Find limits graphically and numerically

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on August 22, 2014
##### This week, we will be learning:
1. how to find one sided limits graphically and numerically.
2. how to find limits at a point graphically and numerically

We will be using the following worksheets:  Notes Graphically and Numerically Limits 1, and  One-Sided Limits Graphically

Aug
18

# Week of 8/18/14: Prerequisite Algebra Skills

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB) by on August 18, 2014
##### This week, we will be reviewing/learning:
1. the concept “slope” and its application in the real world
2. how to find the slope and write equation of a line
3. how to rationalize
4. how to factor a trinomial
5. how to factor the sum/difference of perfect squares/cubes
6. how to find sin, cos, and tan of angle without using the unit circle
7. how to graph piece- wise function and answer questions related to.

We will be using the following worksheets: Calculus and AP Calculus Review and Unit Circle and Piece-Wise Functions.

Aug
10

# Welcome

Filed Under (AP CALCULUS AB, CCGPS CALCULUS) by on August 10, 2014

Welcome to Mr. Modenou’s  blog.  I hope you have had wonderful and restful summer.

The purpose of this blog is to post daily activities such as: lessons, homework, classroom assignments, upcoming quizzes, and tests.

Also, do not hesitate to ask for help if you do not understand the concepts that are covered in this course. If you are lost today, it will only get worse as the course continues. I am available for tutoring after school Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Contact me directly to schedule tutorial.

I look forward to working with each of  you.

Mr. Modenou