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AP Calculus

Admission Requirements

Since AP courses are designed to be more difficult than regular secondary school courses under the BC curriculum, students must satisfy our minimum criteria in order to take AP courses at Giraffe Learning Centre.

For those students who participate in and complete our Pre-AP Mathematics program, they are eligible to select our AP Calculus courses. Other students must submit their school transcripts for our review and assessment prior to the permission of their registration.

For those students who are willing to participate in our AP Guarantee 5 Calculus courses, they must successfully pass the AP Calculus placement test at Giraffe Learning Centre prior to their registration. Please be reminded that students can only take this placement test once.

 

Why Giraffe?

  1. We have Award Winning Instructors teaching our AP courses.
  2. We offer small classes, with a maximum number of 4 students per class. If you prefer private sessions, please contact us for details.
  3. Students participating in our AP courses can attend a one-month seminar style review session prior to their examination date. For this particular month, they can drop in anytime during our hours of operation for academic support of their corresponding AP courses. 
  4. For each AP course, we offer students at least 5 mock examination sets and at least 6 past examination sets with academic support when necessary.
  5. We will arrange at least 2 mock tests, each with the same setup as real exams, for our students. We will assess their mock test results and offer suggestions on exam strategies.
  6. Students can participate in AP Exam Preparation

 

Course Introduction

Advanced Placement Calculus is a set of two distinct Advanced Placement calculus courses and exams offered by the American not-for-profit organization College Board. AP Calculus AB covers limits, derivatives, and integrals. AP Calculus BC covers all AP Calculus AB topics plus additional topics (including more integration techniques such as integration by parts, Taylor series, parametric equations, polar coordinate functions, and curve interpolations).

 

AP Calculus Exam

An AP course in calculus consists of a full high school academic year of work that is comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities. It is expected that students who take an AP course in calculus will seek college credit, college placement, or both, from institutions of higher learning.

The AP Program includes specifications for two calculus courses and the exam for each course. The two courses and the two corresponding exams are designated as Calculus AB and Calculus BC.

 

The Giraffe AP Learning Method

Our Giraffe Learning Method combines active reading, active teaching, and in-class training. 

Active reading – At the beginning of each lesson, our instructors specify the target learning outcomes of that class. Students will actively read through course handouts according to our instructions. They will also try to answer questions related to corresponding learning outcomes.

Active teaching – During the active reading stage, our instructors observe the progress of  students in order to find their personal weakness and problems in their understanding. We will guide students through these difficulties so that they can achieve their learning outcomes.

In-class training – We will provide in-class exercises for students to practice with the new knowledge learned at each class. We will help them with their independent thinking and will provide them strategies on personal improvements.

 

Is this AP Course the right one for me? When should I take this course?

Giraffe Learning offers services on Secondary School Planning and University Admission Counselling. We will answer these questions only to those students who are currently in the counselling programs. 

AP Calculus

Admission Requirements

Since AP courses are designed to be more difficult than regular secondary school courses under the BC curriculum, students must satisfy our minimum criteria in order to take AP courses at Giraffe Learning Centre.

For those students who participate in and complete our Pre-AP Mathematics program, they are eligible to select our AP Calculus courses. Other students must submit their school transcripts for our review and assessment prior to the permission of their registration.

For those students who are willing to participate in our AP Guarantee 5 Calculus courses, they must successfully pass the AP Calculus placement test at Giraffe Learning Centre prior to their registration. Please be reminded that students can only take this placement test once.

 

Why Giraffe?

  1. We have Award Winning Instructors teaching our AP courses.
  2. We offer small classes, with a maximum number of 4 students per class. If you prefer private sessions, please contact us for details.
  3. Students participating in our AP courses can attend a one-month seminar style review session prior to their examination date. For this particular month, they can drop in anytime during our hours of operation for academic support of their corresponding AP courses. 
  4. For each AP course, we offer students at least 5 mock examination sets and at least 6 past examination sets with academic support when necessary.
  5. We will arrange at least 2 mock tests, each with the same setup as real exams, for our students. We will assess their mock test results and offer suggestions on exam strategies.
  6. Students can participate in AP Exam Preparation

 

Course Introduction

Advanced Placement Calculus is a set of two distinct Advanced Placement calculus courses and exams offered by the American not-for-profit organization College Board. AP Calculus AB covers limits, derivatives, and integrals. AP Calculus BC covers all AP Calculus AB topics plus additional topics (including more integration techniques such as integration by parts, Taylor series, parametric equations, polar coordinate functions, and curve interpolations).

 

AP Calculus Exam

An AP course in calculus consists of a full high school academic year of work that is comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities. It is expected that students who take an AP course in calculus will seek college credit, college placement, or both, from institutions of higher learning.

The AP Program includes specifications for two calculus courses and the exam for each course. The two courses and the two corresponding exams are designated as Calculus AB and Calculus BC.

 

The Giraffe AP Learning Method

Our Giraffe Learning Method combines active reading, active teaching, and in-class training. 

Active reading – At the beginning of each lesson, our instructors specify the target learning outcomes of that class. Students will actively read through course handouts according to our instructions. They will also try to answer questions related to corresponding learning outcomes.

Active teaching – During the active reading stage, our instructors observe the progress of  students in order to find their personal weakness and problems in their understanding. We will guide students through these difficulties so that they can achieve their learning outcomes.

In-class training – We will provide in-class exercises for students to practice with the new knowledge learned at each class. We will help them with their independent thinking and will provide them strategies on personal improvements.

 

Is this AP Course the right one for me? When should I take this course?

Giraffe Learning offers services on Secondary School Planning and University Admission Counselling. We will answer these questions only to those students who are currently in the counselling programs. 

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