Houston Area Calculus Teachers
Past Workshops

 
2015-2016

Workshop I
September 19, 2015

Dixie Ross
Expecting the Unexpected on the AP Exam

Unexpected, What's your sign?, Volume,
Area Integral Practice, International Release Variations

Workshop II
October 24, 2015

Cedric French
AP Reader Discusses the 2015 AB Free Response Questions

Workshop III
January 30, 2016

Scott Pass
Experiments, Mishaps and Mistakes experienced in AP Calculus

Presentation document, Matching game

Workshop IV
March 5, 2016

Jeff Morgan - University of Houston
Using Calculus to Control a Robotic Arm - Deriving Me To Drink

View presentation (might take a few minutes to load)

Practice Test
All year

Online AP Practice Test

 
2014-2015

Workshop I
September 13, 2014

Bekki George - University of Houston
Teachers Sharing Their Own Materials
All are invited but not required to bring handouts or ideas to share with the group. About 20 paper copies will be needed and a digital file if possible. Several teachers have already agreed to bring materials so come and get new ideas for your Calculus class!

Some handouts shared

Workshop II
October 11, 2014

Dixie Ross
Creating Your Own AP-Style Questions
Workshop handout   Calculus Improv   Matching Graphs

Workshop III
November 15, 2014

Cedric French
AP Reader Discusses the 2014 AB Free Response Questions

Presentation document

Workshop IV
January 24, 2015

Jeff Morgan - University of Houston
2014 BC Free Response

Workshop V
March 7, 2015

Ray Cannon - Baylor University
L'Hopital's Rule

Practice Test
All year

Online AP Practice Test

 
2013-2014

Workshop I
September 21, 2013

Dixie Ross
Extending Free Response Questions
Presentation document

Workshop II
October 19, 2013

Jeff Morgan - University of Houston
Are Your Students Understanding, or Simply Turning the Crank?

pdf (4 per), pdf (1 per), pptx

Workshop III
November 16, 2013

Cedric French and Christian Haich
AP Readers Discuss the 2013 AB Free Response Questions

Workshop IV
January 25, 2014

Bekki George - University of Houston
Reviewing for the AP: Practice, projects and more

Presentation, Video for making quiz in Powerpoint, Example ppt file,
Video for making quiz in Excel, Example excel file

Workshop V
March 1, 2014

Ray Cannon - Baylor University
Free Response Problems

Presentation document

Practice Test
All year

Online AP Practice Test

 
2012-2013

Workshop I
September 15, 2012

Jeff Morgan - University of Houston
Using Twitter, DIY Math Videos from your Smart Phone, and a Cool Application of the Limit of sin(x)/x as x approaches 0

Workshop II
October 20, 2012

Dixie Ross
Insights from the newly released AP Calculus exam
Limits and Continuity and Definition of Derivative Practice

Workshop III
Online!
November 10, 2012

Bekki George - University of Houston
Calculus is Easy, Algebra is Hard

View session or Download presentation pdf

Workshop IV
January 19, 2013

Ray Cannon - Baylor University
Volume with discussion of student difficulties

Workshop V
March 2, 2013

Christian Haich, Jim Stepp - Houston Baptist University
and Jim Stones

AP Readers Discuss the 2012 AB Free Response Questions

Practice Test
All year

Online AP Practice Test

 
2011-2012

Workshop I
September 17, 2011

Jeff Morgan - University of Houston
Strengths and Weakness of Graphing Calculators, Excel,
Geogebra and Winplot

Presentation file (go to bottom of the page)

Workshop II
Online!
October 15, 2011

Bekki George - University of Houston
Derivatives and Slope Fields using Graphing Utilities
Presentation (pdf), Presentation with answers (pdf), Presentation (ppt)

Workshop III
November 12, 2011

Cedric French
Preparing students for the AP Calculus Exam during the school year

Presentation (pdf), Symkc Alg1 (Word), Symkc Alg2 (Word)
Symkc Alg Geom (Word), Symkc Precal (Word)
Symkc Calc (Word), Symkc Key (pdf)

Workshop IV
January 28, 2012

Dixie Ross
Latest and Greatest Updates to Prepare Students for the AP Exam

Dealing with piece-wise functions on the AP exam (pdf),
Motion-two particles (pdf), Differential equations (pdf)

Workshop V
March 3, 2012

Ray Cannon - Baylor University
Differential Equations

Presentation document (pdf)

Practice Test
April 15 - May 19, 2012

Online AP Practice Test

 
2010-2011

Workshop I
September 18, 2010

Bekki George
Derivatives using CAS and Graphing Software

Presentation PowerPoint file

Workshop II
October 23, 2010

Dixie Ross
Where is the AP exam going? Looking back to move forward
Presentation pdf document   or   Presentation MS Word document

Workshop III
Online!
November 13, 2010

Jeff Morgan - University of Houston
Exploring Mathematics with SpaceTime 4.0

Access The Video of the Online Live Session Here

Workshop IV
January 22, 2011

Ray Cannon
Solids

Workshop V
February 19, 2011

Elizabeth Stepp
Beyond the AP exam, striving towards success in college mathematics.

Practice Test
April 16 - May 18, 2011

Online AP Practice Test

 
2009-2010

Workshop I
October 17, 2009

Jeff Morgan - University of Houston
Using Google Forms for Online Assignments and Geogebra as a Tool in Calculus - INCLUDING VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS!!

Workshop II
November 14, 2009

Bekki George
Using Free Software in AP Calculus,
Including SAGE (an online computer algebra system)
and
Geogebra
PLUS.... Discussion of the new
FREE 40+ online automatically graded quizzes covering all topics in AP Calculus

Workshop III
January 30, 2010

Lin McMullin
Part 1: Winplot for Calculus - an introduction to Winplot
and a demonstration of what it can do (
handout 1)
Part 2: Problems for CAS solution - a discussion of how CAS
can be used in high school illustrated by a series of
problems from pre-calculus and calculus (
handout 2, handout 3)

Workshop IV
February 27, 2010

Dixie Ross
Learning from the 2008 released exam
Handout

Practice Test
April 17 - May 19, 2010

Online AP Practice Test

 

2008-2009

Workshop II
October 11, 2008

Dixie Ross
Justification of Extrema and
Backmapping to Success on the AP Calculus Exam

Workshop III
November 15, 2008

Jeff Morgan - University of Houston
Bad Derivatives, Picture Calculus, and Crazy Modeling
Technology Tip:
Working with Winplot and Excel.

Workshop IV
January 24, 2009

Bekki George
Using the TI Graphing Calculator on Piecewise Functions,
Piecewise Derivatives, Area and Volume

Workshop V
March 7, 2009

Mike May, S.J.
Introducing GeoGebra

Workshop Materials
Geogebra Video introduction from Jeff Morgan

Practice Test
April 18 - May 20, 2009

Online AP Practice Test

 

2007-2008

Workshop I
September 29, 2007

Jeff Morgan - University of Houston
Using Vectors in the Calculus of Parametric Equations
Technology Tip:
Creating Animations with Winplot

Workshop II
October 20, 2007

Dixie Ross
How The AP Exams Helped Make Me A Better Teacher

Handout 1 - Handout 2

Workshop III
November 10, 2007

 Pete Horton - North Harris County College
a.k.a. "The Man of Knowledge"

Calculus of Variations and Other Various Things ;)
Presentation - Handout

Workshop IV
January 26, 2008

Christian Haich
Teaching the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Complete set of handouts (pdf)
Integrating Velocity (doc)
Basic Integration (doc)
The Area Function (doc)
Using the FTC (doc)

Workshop V
March 1, 2008

Teachers Sharing Their Own Materials
All are invited but not required to bring handouts or ideas to share with the group. About 20 paper copies will be needed and a digital file if possible. Several teachers have already agreed to bring materials so
come and get new ideas for your Calculus class!
Dadmehr: Optimization,e Basics, Curvy Area, Saddest Candy
Hurwitz: Concept Questions
Lampazzi: Chain Rule
Stasio: Slope Fields and Sketching Areas
Stepp: Using nInt to Construct a Function

Practice Test
April 19 - May 20, 2008

Online AP Practice Test

 

2006-2007

Workshop I
September 16, 2006

Jeff Morgan - University of Houston
Fun With Tangent Lines and
Creating Flash Explanations for Calculus
(or anything else) In 10 Minutes!!

Materials and Challenge Problems

Workshop II
October 21, 2006

Pete Horton - North Harris County College
a.k.a. "The Man of Knowledge"

Will the real L'Hopital's Rule please stand up?
And other things that make you go hmm.
For the most part L'Hopital's Rule isn't stated to its fullest extent in Calculus books. I'll show why it can be extended and when it does or doesn't apply, derive a more powerful Nth Derivative Test using only basic Calculus ideas, look at the arclength and surface area of revolution formulas in a thought provoking way, examine the continuity and differentiability of powers of the Popcorn function (microwave not required), and also look at the famous continuous, but nowhere differentiable Blancmange function.
Materials

Workshop III
November 11, 2006

 Dan Kennedy - Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN
What I Have Learned About Assessment from the AP Program.
Part 2 :Nominations for the Ten Toughest Points on AP Calculus Exams.
Biography
Materials

Workshop IV
January 20, 2007

 Ray Cannon - Baylor University
AP Audit

Workshop V
March 3, 2007

Teachers Sharing Their Own Materials
All are invited but not required to bring handouts or ideas to share with the group. About 20 paper copies will be needed and a digital file if possible. Several teachers have already agreed to bring materials so
come and get new ideas for your Calculus class!

Haich: The Area Function
Haich: Which Pi is the Best Pi?
Haich: Tying it All Together
Stasio: Right and Left-Hand Sums
Stepp: A Program for Finding Riemann Sums
Stepp: Riemann Sums Intro
Stones: Riemann Distance Project
Stones: Taylor Polynomial Worksheet

Practice Test
April 21 - May 20, 2007

Online AP Practice Test

 

2005-2006

Workshop I
September 17, 2005

Jeff Morgan
Calculus with Excel
Also ... announcing Online AP Practice Test and
Online Homework

Workshop II
October 8, 2005

Pete Horton - North Harris County College
a.k.a. "The Man of Knowledge"

New Twists on Old Goat Problems, Fooling
Newton’s Method, and so much more....
Talk Materials

Workshop III
November 5, 2005

Selwyn Hollis
"The TI-89/92/Voyager Calculators: Efficient Usage
and Problem Solving"
Talk Materials

Workshop IV
February 4, 2006

Bernie Madison
Calculus, Learning, Assessment
Talk Materials

Practice Test
April 8, 2006

 Online AP Practice Test
(Some versions with keys)

 

2004-2005

Workshop I
September 18, 2004

Scott Pass
Differential Equations from Multiple
Perspectives using Winplot
Talk Materials

Workshop II
October 16, 2004

Jeff Morgan
Bungee Coaster Calculus

Workshop III
November 13, 2004

Pete Horton - North Harris County College
a.k.a. "The Man of Knowledge"

An AP Calculus Bouquet
Talk Materials

Workshop IV
February 5, 2005

Susan Cinque
Calculus Mini-Projects
Talk Materials

Workshop V
March 5, 2005

Christian Haich & Denise Stasio
Topic: Sequences and Series
Talk Materials

 

2003-2004 

Workshop I
September 20, 2003

J.T. Sutcliffe
Local Linearity
Talk Materials

Workshop II
October 18, 2003

Nancy Stephenson
Slope Fields
Talk Materials

Workshop III
November 22, 2003

Gladys Wood
Functions Defined as Integrals - Bridging Differential and Integral Calculus Through The Fundamental Theorems
Talk Materials

Workshop IV
February 7, 2004

Dixie Ross
Asking The Right Questions To Make Students Successful
Talk Materials

Workshop V
March 6, 2004

Jeff Morgan
Brain Surgery: Making Your Students Think

 

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