New Post on Schoology about AP Exams

By |2020-03-23T18:26:43-05:00March 23rd, 2020|BCCalculus|

You may have read that on March 20th AP released their update which is below.  Here is the short story:  changed from 3 1/2 hours to 45 minutes where you take it at home.  It will have free response questions but little detail has been released.  The good news is that the material that we have not covered (polar area and parametric will NOT be on the exam.  In addition, a few topics from Chapter 10 have been eliminated such as direct comparison….more on that later.  So we are done with new material!!!!!

I am working on our go forward stuff now!

HERE is AP Exam Update, if you would like to read it.

March 20, 2020

As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program’s top priorities. Here’s how we’re supporting schools:

Through our members across the country, we understand the new time constraints on everyone in the education community. These solutions are meant to be as simple and lightweight as possible for both students and teachers — without creating additional burdens for school leaders during this time.

  • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place. Students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. 
  • Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be 2 different testing dates.

The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3. We’ll also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.

About This Year’s AP Exams

Students remain eager to take AP Exams and to have a chance to earn credit and placement. We surveyed 18,000 AP students and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging us not to cancel this opportunity they have been working toward.

We’ll continue to support students with free resources through exam day. And while we encourage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.

The AP Program will invest heavily over the next month in the following ways:

  • For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.
  • AP curricula are locally developed and we defer to local decisions on how best to help students complete coursework. To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.
  • Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this year to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
  • Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
  • We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Working with partners, we will invest so that these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach out to us directly to let us know.


Please read this or Schoology post

By |2020-03-15T11:21:17-05:00March 15th, 2020|BCCalculus|


I just uploaded the notes from Friday, the Day 1 Notes of the Review. Chapter 10_Review_Day1_3_13_2020.pdf  I should have the notes and a video for the 2nd half of the Chapter 10 Review sometime tomorrow.

In addition, I will have a test for you on Thursday to take and submit.  I am trying to determine the best way to do this and I will let you know either Monday or Tuesday at the latest.  I may have a timed window that you must start and complete it by so stay tuned. 🙂

I will also post this on the blog, but I will plan on ONLY posting on Schoology so please keep stay updated!

-Mr. Jones

Maclaurin quiz on Thursday

By |2020-03-04T07:49:46-06:00March 4th, 2020|BCCalculus|

Just a reminder for everyone that there is a Maclaurin quiz on Thursday. This is only like 5-7 minutes.  We will do at the beginning of class.

You are only writing them out. 

Know the first 3 terms, the general term and the interval of convergence.


Taking a derivative Symbolically on a TI84 CE – just like an 89.

By |2020-02-26T11:08:31-06:00February 26th, 2020|BCCalculus|

Some of you asked about taking a derivative on an 84 today.  If you have a TI84 CE (see image below), you can!  Not on a regular TI84, but a TI84 CE.

You may first need to update your TI OS HERE. and you will need the TIConnect  software to update it.

Then go to TICalcWiz you will have to download the .zip file and upload it with the TIConnect  software.

So there are many steps and you have to decide if it is worth your while.

In addition, I have not tested it and I take no responsibility for your calculator, if it bricks. TiCalcWiz, I believe it a fairly good site.


Quiz tomorrow

By |2020-01-20T20:48:30-06:00January 20th, 2020|BCCalculus|

A few thoughts about the quiz tomorrow (Tuesday):

1 side non-calculator:  some set up and integrate by hand some set up only (limits given)

1 side calculator:  some set up and integrate on calculate some set up only (limits not given)

We will start work of springs and a liquids tomorrow before the quiz!  Just what you wanted!


New Semester….new seats!

By |2020-01-07T22:38:41-06:00January 7th, 2020|BCCalculus|

New Seat Day (or Pick Your Seat Day) on Wednesday. 


1. First-come First serve and no saving of seats. 


3.  If you sat at a table last semester, you may not this semester.

4.  Sit in a different row.

See you Tomorrow!

Parts mini-quiz on Thursday

By |2019-11-19T23:19:26-06:00November 19th, 2019|BCCalculus|

Notes from today are HERE…help videos here and here for all of Chapter 7
Quiz will be 5 questions:  4 integration by parts questions:
                              -including problems like:
and 1 from either the Big 3 (ln, arctan or long division) from page 1 of today’s notes (and Fridays’) or partial fractions (factorable denominator)

Notes from today

By |2019-11-15T15:26:41-06:00November 15th, 2019|BCCalculus|


I know a number of you missed today for illness and field trips.  HERE is a link for a copy of the notes.

Have a great weekend and I hope that those of you that are sick, you get the rest you need and you feel better!

Go Mustangs in EVERYTHING this weekend!

Reminder about Tuesday….

By |2019-10-20T16:49:16-05:00October 20th, 2019|BCCalculus|


I hope you all had a great and safe homecoming weekend!  Here are a couple of reminders about Tuesday:

  1.  AP Problems are due at the beginning of the period – no exceptions, including absences.  You have had almost 2 weeks to work on them and even some time in class.   I am expecting you to work together.  If you should need another copy, here is a link:
  2. Mini Quiz on Tuesday:
    1. Approximating integrals using Reimann Sums – from a table or an equation where you create the table.  Both equal and unequal subdivisions
    2. Finding areas under curves (integrals) using geometric areas – circles (semi and quarter), trapezoid, rectangle, triangle…..including piecewise functions.  Example
    3. Properties of integrals Example
    4. Definite Integrals of polynomials.

     3.  Here are the completed Notes from Friday:


Tomorrow in class

By |2019-10-15T12:53:16-05:00October 15th, 2019|BCCalculus|


because of Junior testing tomorrow, plan on working on your AP Problem set that is due next week during class tomorrow…..In other words, please bring them to class to work on tomorrow.

I have not adjusted the calendar as of yet, but the mini-Quiz scheduled for Friday will be pushed to Tuesday of next week.

Please Read 6.1 on Reimann Sums for class tomorrow

By |2019-10-03T08:27:15-05:00October 3rd, 2019|BCCalculus|


Please read 6.1 on Reimann Sums pp. 267-271 stop reading after Exploration 1.  This is not a hard section, but you having a little background (10-15 minutes of reading) will help.

I have 5th block’s test scores posted.  I will get 8th block’s done by class tomorrow (hopefully tonight)!


Chapter 5 Test and morning help session tomorrow

By |2019-10-01T21:18:27-05:00October 1st, 2019|BCCalculus|

The Test

2 sides non-calculator and 2 sides calculator.  Please be prepared.  Some of you it will take a full 90 minutes, but you need to be able to complete it in the 90 minute class period.

The Help Session

Please bring your questions, but not THE QUESTION:  “Is it on the test?”  That has been answered. I will come downstairs from Math/Science to open the front door at 7:15, promptly at 7:15.   I will come down one more time to open the front door at 7:35, but that is it.  I hope to see you there with smiles!