Monday, October 31, 2016
AP Calculus BC 2016-2017: October
AP Calculus BC 2016-2017:
MCQ Mondays didn't start in October. We spent too much time on Socrative Mondays preparing for MCQ Mondays. Our first MCQ Monday will have to be in November.
FRQ Fridays and TakeHome Tuesdays have been working out fine at the end of each unit. On Friday I give a preTEST review sheet. We go over it using ThinkPairShare again. The real TEST, similar to the preTEST, is then given at the end of the period as a TakeHome Exam due the following Tuesday.
We're finishing up some loose ends in UNIT03. We developed the Algebraic Laws of Differentiation. We played with the Power Rule, Trig Rules, Product Rule, Quotient Rule and Chain Rule. We even talked about the derivatives of e^x and ln(x). Finally we worked with Implicit Differentiation and Related Rates!
This unit was all about Applications of Differentiation. We talked about the 1st and 2nd Derivative Tests, the Candidates Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem. We also programmed our Ti nSpire CX CAS Graphing Calculators when we covered Newton's Method.