For new and experienced AP teachers
This AP Calculus BC workshop will cover the curriculum of AP Calculus BC, through developing a conceptual understanding of the topics and also teaching practical ways to present materials. Participants will share and gain new teaching strategies to help prepare students, as well as learn the new AP Framework that was introduced in 2017 for AP Calculus. Additionally, participants will be exposed to the AP exams, not only from the perspective of teaching the standards of the exam, but also grading, preparing students and seeing results of students from previous years’ exams. Textbooks, prerequisites, assessment and the brand-new College Board student resources will also be discussed.
Graphing calculators and on-line applications will be used extensively to present ideas from graphical, numerical, and analytic approaches. A small unit on creating math videos and implementing a flipped classroom in the math class will also be presented. Participants will be actively engaged and sharing of ideas and information is expected. The emphasis on specific topics will be guided in part by the needs of the participants.
A Laptop or tablet is recommended for a full experience and for ease of sharing of materials.
Consultant: Tim Zitur
Tim Zitur has been a high school math teacher for 32 years. He has taught AP Calculus for 24 years; 3 years in Minnesota and 21 years in Singapore. He is a teacher and soccer coach at Singapore American School, one of the largest AP international schools in the world. Presently, Zitur teaches AP Calculus BC, Multivariable Calculus, and Linear Algebra. He has been an AP reader or table leader since 2004 and an AP College Board consultant since 2007. Zitur has taught AP Calculus with the “flipped” classroom approach for the last 8 years. He likes teaching through applications of math whenever possible. Zitur has his M.Ed. in Mathematics Education from the University of Minnesota and his B.S. in Mathematics from St. John’s University (MN). He is married and has three children.