AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus AB is a college-level course designed to introduce calculus, focusing on the themes of differentiation and integration in calculus. It is roughly equivalent to the first-semester calculus course at a university. This course emphasizes students' understanding of calculus concepts and provides them with practical methods and applications. By using fundamental calculus concepts such as modeling change, approximation, limits, and function analysis, each lesson is structured as an integrated whole rather than a collection of unrelated topics. Students are required to construct arguments and prove conclusions using definitions and theorems.

This course employs multiple modes of representation to illustrate calculus, including graphs, numerical methods, analysis, and language. By exploring the connections between these forms of representation, students deepen their understanding of essential concepts, definitions, formulas,and theorems in calculus, especially related to limits. This course is accredited with the California A-G course approval, aligning with the curriculum standards of the University of California system, and is widelyrecognized by the majority of American universities. 

Duration: 30 Weeks * Every SATURDAY

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm (PST)

Grades: suitable for 8-12 graders

Students applying for this course should have completed the Pre-Calculus or an equivalent course at any accredited school with certification.

About the Instructor

Mr. Jerry Liu pursued his undergraduate degree in mathematics education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and later earned a Master's degree in mathematics education from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC).

Since 2011, he has been a member of the teaching team at Prestige STEM Academy, becoming a cornerstone of our team over the past 12 years. Currently, Mr. Liu serves as the Mathematics Department Head for all elementary school students at our school. He also teaches more advanced mathematics courses to middle and high school students, including AP Calculus AB and BC. 

Mr. Liu is passionate about teaching and dedicated to mathematics education. He strives to create a positive and engaging learning environment for students, emphasizing not only the imparting of mathematical knowledge but also encouraging students to explore and discover the beauty of mathematics.