In this institute, participants will experience a complete overview of the AP® Calculus AB curriculum with emphasis on appropriate use of graphing calculator, content and pacing, and global review for the AP exam. We will also review content and pedagogy in the following topics: related rates, area/volume, differential equations/slope fields, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, implicit differentiation, L’Hopital’s Rule and other topics. A special focus on assessment and motivation will help participants incorporate new strategies to build a successful AP Calculus program. We will examine changes to the AP Calc AB curriculum. Participants are asked to bring a graphing calculator.
Eliel Gonzalez is a veteran mathematics educator in the East Longmeadow (Massachusetts) Public Schools. His primary duties include teaching AP Calculus, Honors Calculus, Pre-Calculus and serving as mathematics department head. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Purdue University as well as a Master in Education Degree from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a MathCounts and/or HS Math League every year of his career. In addition to his full-time teaching, Eliel has served the College Board as K-12 Professional Development Project Manager in Mathematics, AP Annual Conference Steering Committee Member, and National Leader. As an endorsed College Board consultant, Eliel has conducted numerous AP Calculus, Pre-AP Math and SAT workshops and summer institutes in the United States and abroad, as well as trained new math consultants. When not working in the math education field, Eliel enjoys traveling, going to beach, spending quality time with his friends, dining out, and following Purdue sports.