What is AP Calculus?

AP Calculus AB is a course designed by college board to give students the opportunity to experience a college level Calculus course.  The class is taught so that students will not only be successful on the AP exam but in college as well.  Calculus AB is primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The courses emphasize a multirepresentational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations also are important.  Topics include an in-depth study of functions, limits, derivatives, application of derivatives, integration and application of integration.