UMGA's free online course will help prepare you for the AP Exams in Calculus AB/BC during 6 1-hour live sesssions over the course of 3 weeks.
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Thomas Green is the lead math teacher at UMGA. He holds a Master of Science in Mathematics from Texas A&M University.
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All of your essential questions about course format, pre-preparation and scheduling answered in our easy-to-follow guide.
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Your AP Calculus AB/BC Exam MOOC will last three weeks, beginning April 16th and ending May 2nd. Asynchronous web videos will be posted Tuesday and Thursday each week of the MOOC.
The 3-week course schedule will cover the following topics:
Each week students will prepare by reading chapters from the review book Barron's AP Calculus, 12th Edition, participate in 2 live teaching sessions, and review suggested online resources after each session.
If you are unable to attend one of the live sessions, don't worry! They will all be recorded and available to you on the website to allow you to catch up or review particular material.
To maximize your learning experience in this course you should have access to Barron's AP Calculus, 12th Edition review book. The book is not mandatory, but having a copy will make it much easier for you to follow along with the exercises.
Mr. Green holds a Master of Science in Mathematics from Texas A&M University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Montana Tech of The University of Montana. He has taught mathematics for ten years at the middle and high school levels in Florida, for both private and charter schools. His courses included Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Advanced Placement Statistics. Mr. Green also has extensive experience teaching mathematics at the collegiate level, having served as a professor for Edison State College and Barry University.
During his graduate studies, he participated in the design of an international web-based school model for students in the United States and Mexico to learn cooperatively with each other. Mr. Green is also an advocate for autism research, and he volunteers his time with at-risk youth as a mentor. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, in addition to computer programming and networking.
Who should enroll in this course?
Any high school student planning on taking the Calculus AB/BC AP exam.
Do I have to pay for this course?
No! This course is free and open to the public.
How long is the course?
The course will last three weeks, running from April 16 to May 2. Live classes will take place on:
Do I need to log in at these specific times to participate?
We recommend attending as many live sessions as possible to maximize your learning experience; however, videos of each session will be available to you after each session if you are unable to attend live.
Will the instructor be available for questions and discussions?
Yes. You will be able to ask questions about the day's topic during each of the scheduled live sessions.
Will I get a certificate after completing this class?
What is the coolest thing I'll learn if I take this course?
How to use calculus to count cards and win big at the casino.
P.S. You will NOT learn how to use calculus to count cards and win big at the casino. For more info on that, check out this excellect film.
Is there a textbook or other materials I need to purchase?
While a textbook is not required, in order to maximize your learning experience in this course we highly recommend that you have access to the Barron’s AP Calculus, 12th Edition review book.
Are there exams? How is the course graded?
There are no graded exams, but we recommend taking practice exams from the Barron's review book or another comparable review book.
There are no final grades for the course. You'll get plenty of that when you take the test!
Do I need any special software for this course?
The University of Miami Global Academy online high school offers a full curriculum including 16 AP courses. Full-time students may enroll and graduate from UMGA, while part-time students can supplement their course load with additional Advanced Placement classes.
The University of Miami Global Academy now includes an online middle school! Students grades 6-8 can enroll in our online classes full-time or part-time and receive the same individualized academic experience our high school students enjoy.