Houston Area Calculus Teachers
Past Workshops


20162017 
Workshop I
September 24, 2016 
Dixie Ross
The New AP Calculus Curriculum Framework
Adjusting to the New AP Calculus Curriculum Framework,
Analysis of 2016 Released BC Exam,
Using Released AP Items to Inspire Improved Instruction,
Techniques of Integration Matching,
Matching Words to Symbols View presentation (might take a few minutes to load)

Workshop II
November 5, 2016 
Scott Pass
Building New Functions in AP Calculus (based on AB/BC 1 2016)
Building New Functions,
Functions for Mixed Derivatives,
Height vs Volume Function Card Match,
Mixed Derivatives Practice

Workshop III
January 21, 2017 
Joseph Mellor & Denise Stasio
AP Readers Discuss the 2016 AB Free Response Questions 
Workshop IV
February 25, 2017 
Jeff Morgan  University of Houston
Using Rolle's Theorem To Inscribe An Ellipse With Maximum Area In A Triangle  I bet you haven't seen this before!
Talk 
Practice Test
All year 
Online AP Practice Test 


20152016 
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 


20142015 
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 APStyle 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 


20132014 
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 


20122013 
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



20112012 
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 piecewise functions on the AP exam (pdf), Motiontwo 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



20102011 
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



20092010 


20082009

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



20072008



20062007

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 LeftHand 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



20052006

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 TI89/92/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)



20042005

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 MiniProjects
Talk Materials

Workshop V
March 5, 2005

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



20032004

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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