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AP Calculus

Chattanooga Christian High School


2009-2010 School Year
Instructor: Forrest Walker
Room Number: 444
Email: fwalker@ccsk12.com
Course Website: www.ccsapcalc.blogspot.com

“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature have been
clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.
So they are without excuse.” -Romans 1:20

Course Description:
AP Calculus is a college level course that is designed to prepare the student to
take Calculus II during their freshmen year of college. Emphasis is placed on the study of
limits, derivatives, integrals, numerous applications, and the use of the TI-83 graphing
calculator. Each student is required to take the AB Calculus exam in May in order to earn
college credit.

Materials Needed:

• Course text book: Calculus, single variable-Stewart


• AP Calculus notebook with dividers.
• TI-83* calculator.
• Tons of pencils with erasers. I do not allow pens.
• A straight edge
• Graph paper notebook
*The TI-83 calculators are very expensive. For your own good, please write your name
on your calculator. Do not allow other students to borrow or use your calculators. Do
not leave your calculator in your locker.. I do not allow students to play games, share or
use their TI-83 in an inappropriate way. I reserve the right to regularly inspect your
graphing calculator before tests or exams.

Class Policies:

1. You are expected to arrive on time for all classes. Tardiness will result in two demerits
each time. Do not accrue an excessive amount of tardies in a semester.

2. You are expected to conduct yourselves in a mature manner at all times. Disrespect
towards the teacher or another student will not be tolerated.

3. No food or drink is allowed in the classroom. You may bring bottled water if you need
to.

4. Cell phones are never allowed in the classroom for any reason. If I find a cell phone or
one is activated during class, I will collect it and you will receive 10 demerits.
5. You are expected to be in dress code at all times. Failure to adhere to the dress code
will results in demerits 100% of the time.

6. You are expected to use the restroom before class begins. There might be periodical
breaks in the middle of a block but please do not interrupt the flow of class to use the
restroom.

7. If you are absent from a class, you are expected to find out what material you missed
while you were gone. I will never seek you out, you are expected to seek me out. With
the use of the smart board, I will always save each class on the board and you will need to
get a print off of that class. You have as many days plus 1 to make up a major test or turn
in a homework assignment. I will deduct 10% per day that a test is not made up or an
assignment is not turned in on time. It is your responsibility to schedule a make-up test
with me if you are sick. I do not give make up quizzes. This policy includes school
related absences (games, choir, etc). It is your responsibility to be mature and to be
responsible when it comes to making up your work. I will schedule your make up test on
the make-up board. The late policy that is outlined in the school handbook will be
enforced in this class.
Example: John had to miss Calculus on Monday because he was not feeling well. John is
expected to see Mr. Walker on Tuesday (even though Calc does not meet) to make
arrangements for any make-up work, class notes, and to obtain any documents.

8. You are expected and encouraged to seek me out for extra help if you are struggling in
this class. Here is my daily schedule.
1: Free Period(in classroom) 2: Free Period(in classroom)
3: Algebra I 4: AP Calculus
5: Pre-Cal 12 6: Pre-Calculus A-11
7: Study Hall(in classroom) 8: Pre-Calculus 12
Again, you do not have to make an appointment to see me. Feel free to seek me out
during lunch or after school.

Grading: I reserve the right to change this scheme at any time.


Tests: 50%
Quizzes: 15%
Daily Homework Assignments: 20%*
Exam: 15%**
*You will be required to turn in certain homework assignments for a grade. You will also
receive a grade for homework completion.
**The fall exam will be a regular semester exam. There will not be a second semester
regular exam in this course.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is using any form of information that is not your own in a paper or
homework assignment where no credit is given. If I see any evidence of this in your
work, I will follow the handbook policy on plagiarism. I consider plagiarism a serious
offense.