A question can upon the Implicit Differentiation homework Section 4.2 #21

The question was to find the lines tangent and normal to the given curve at the point (-1,0). You need to differentiate implicitly and then solve for y’ (aka dy/dx).  The top image is the solutions manual version and the bottom image is my solution.  Both yield the same result, but the first uses dy/dx notation whereas I used y’.  Sometimes the notation makes it very confusing!  I get it.




By |2019-08-21T20:23:42-05:00August 21st, 2019|BCCalculus|0 Comments

Solutions Manual, Notes and other important links


Here are a few important links:

Solutions Manual (you will need to use the password I gave you to access the content):  https://www.danjonesmathematics.net/homework-solutions/

Class Notes: https://app.box.com/s/ge8ubyf14hpcl3xt1kydk2zzlnb36shi

Go to the HOME PAGE and look at the resources including help videos and pages created by section under the AP Calculus BC menu tab.

By |2019-08-08T09:43:22-05:00August 7th, 2019|BCCalculus|0 Comments

2019 Calculus Boot Camp Starts TOMORROW – Monday!

Small arms training

‘Hi Mom, Boot camp is fine, but I think our drill sergeant is hard of hearing. Every time we say something, he yells ‘I can’t hear you.”










Hi All-

I looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow! Please bring your school ID as I will be checking out books tomorrow night…..

Homework:  Yes there is homework for the next 3 days, but you choose what you need practice on and what you don’t.  This will change when school actually starts.  All you need tomorrow is a working brain and something to write with, I will have a packet for you!  If you are unsure about the working brain thing, you have about 24 hours to find it and make it work again!

I have subscribed you all to the course calendar (google) and it should now appear in your calendar.  It is also viewable on my website at:  https://www.danjonesmathematics.net/bc-calculus-calendar/

I also have Purple and Gold Google calendars (that are used by more than 100 staff at RMHS), if you would like to be added please shoot me an email at [email protected]



By |2019-08-04T16:22:47-05:00August 4th, 2019|BCCalculus|0 Comments

Calculus Boot Camp 2019 Starts, Monday August 5th! PLEASE READ!

Ah that message you were either excited about or dreading!  PLEASE READ ALL!

When:  Monday, August 5th – Thursday August 8th  5:00-6:30 (we will probably be done on Wednesday night! Please note that I have changed the time to accommodate band conflict)

Where:  RMHS South Cafeteria (this is tentative as I am still waiting on confirmation).

What if:  If you can not attend on a particular night, I will post notes each day on my site…..I will provide that link on August 5th – my next post.

What to Bring:  ID (I will check out books – no ID, no book), I will have packets for you, something to write with and YOUR BRAIN!

What now:  Relax enjoy the rest of your summer!

-Mr. Jones

[email protected]




By |2019-07-25T22:30:07-05:00July 25th, 2019|BCCalculus|0 Comments

2019 AP Calculus Exam is Tomorrow! You will be Awesome!

You all have worked so very hard and learned so much this year – I am truly proud of all of you!  I know you will all do your best tomorrow and you will put in your best efforts, just like you have all year – why would tomorrow be any different?  You are as prepared as you are going to be!

Make each part or each question a celebration.  Start with an empty glass and fill it up! – don’t think about what you might have missed, celebrate what you know, and fill up the glass to overflowing.  Your glass is your goal. I believe that all of you can and will reach the goal that you have set.

The quote above is from Dr. Suess’ “Oh the Places You Will Go!” – one of my favorite books!  For the full reading of the book approx 6 min, the video is below.

I will stop down just before the exam!  The best of luck to all of you!

HERE is a link to the notes from Today if you were absent!  Please Read






By |2019-05-13T22:14:08-05:00May 13th, 2019|BCCalculus|0 Comments

Khan Academy help links Multiple Choice and Videos

Here are a few links to Khan Academy for videos and even some practice MC Questions for polar and Integral as a limit of a Reimann Sum!

Integral as a limit of a Reimann Sum Video:  https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ap-calculus-ab/ab-integration-new/ab-6-3/v/writing-riemann-sum-limit-as-definite-integral

Integral as a limit of a Reimann Sum Practice:  https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ap-calculus-ab/ab-integration-new/ab-6-3/e/the-definite-integral-as-the-limit-of-a-riemann-sum

Polar Area Intro Practice: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ap-calculus-bc/bc-advanced-functions-new/bc-9-8/e/area-bounded-by-polar-curves-intro

More Polar Area Practice:  https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ap-calculus-bc/bc-advanced-functions-new/bc-9-8/e/area-enclosed-by-polar-graphs

Area between 2 Polar Curves Video:  https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ap-calculus-bc/bc-advanced-functions-new/bc-9-9/v/area-defined-by-two-polar-graphs

Area between 2 Polar Curves Practice:  https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ap-calculus-bc/bc-advanced-functions-new/bc-9-9/e/area-between-two-polar-curves

By |2019-05-08T16:23:37-05:00May 8th, 2019|BCCalculus|0 Comments

Assignment for tomorrow

This was missing from the calendar….this is the assignment that is due tomorrow: 

11.1 Parametrics HW p. 541 # 7,11,23,25,27,33, 47,48,50 11.2 Vectors p.552 #21,29,31,40,42,55,56

It is also on the calendar

By |2019-04-04T14:11:03-05:00April 4th, 2019|BCCalculus|0 Comments

Pi Day Celebration is tomorrow!

Remember to partner up with 3 or 4 of your classmates and bring a Pie for class tomorrow.  I will NOT be able to store it for you during the day so please plan accordingly.  I will have plates, napkins, forks and serving utensils.  See you tomorrow!

By |2019-03-14T14:59:35-05:00March 14th, 2019|BCCalculus|0 Comments

Please register for AP Exam


I realize that there are still a few weeks, but only a few of you have signed up so far – I am expecting that all of you take an AP Calculus Exam – whether that it is the AB or the BC Exam.

Have a great weekend!

By |2019-02-22T11:09:14-05:00February 22nd, 2019|BCCalculus|0 Comments

Chapter 9 Tests are posted…..bring 10.1 HW tomorrow

Chapter 9 Tests are posted…..bring 10.1 HW tomorrow.  Since last weekend was a (cough, cough) no homework weekend (you got enough of them with the snow days!), I will count the 1st 10.1  as extra credit.

So  you must have completed the assignment from 2/19/2019  to get the extra credit for the 2/14/2019 assignment.  See below.

By |2019-02-20T22:40:05-05:00February 20th, 2019|BCCalculus|0 Comments