Content and Methods for Teaching Advanced Placement Calculus BC

Course Number: MATH X435.02


3 units

Exploration of mathematical content for teaching AP calculus BC. Topics include: differential equations; arc length; Euler's method; logistic growth; L'Hopital's Rule; parametric equations and vectors; series of constants and the various tests for convergence; Taylor polynomials and error bounds; Taylor Series; pedagogy using graphing calculators; the AP examination and its grading; planning and teaching methods for an effective AP Calculus BC class.

Important Information:

  • WiFi codes will be provided during APSI check-in.
  • College Board Scholarship recipients cannot register online. To register as a scholarship recipient, please mail or fax your Enrollment Form along with a Copy of your Letter of Commitment and Award Letter to Student Services (fax: 951-827-7273). Please note that you will be invoiced for the total amount due if payment from the College Board is not received by the course start-date. The registration for Scholarship Recipients is for non-credit ONLY. 
  • School districts enrolling teachers for APSI courses also ONLY pay for the non-credit fee. District POs cannot be processed online. Please send POs along with an Enrollment Form for each teacher to Student Services by mail or fax to 951-827-7273.
  • If you are registering as a Scholarship Recipient or were registered by your school district with a PO and would like to pay the additional $100 fee to receive credit (3 quarter units), please contact Student Services at 951-827-4105. The deadline to pay for credit is June 27, 2017. A letter grade will be awarded to students registered for credit (assignments due to receive credit will vary between courses).
  • Further detailed information regarding the course will be emailed to students a few weeks before the course start date. 
  • APSI Enrollment Form:

Please contact APSI Program Coordinator, Brenda Montiel, at 951-827-1661 / should you have any questions. 

Available Sections

Starting Jun 26


Starting Jun 26 171EDJ002

Course Fees

$795 Early Bird Discount ends on May 28
$845 after May 28

$695 (Non Credit) Early Bird Discount ends on May 27
$745 after May 27


Gregory Timm [ bio ]

close [x] Gregory Timm, M.Ed., has taught AB and BC Calculus for 25 years.  He leads AB and BC workshops, and is an AP Reader, Table Leader, and Question Team Member. Mr. Timm is a College Board-Endorsed Consultant.


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Jun 26 - Jun 29, 2017

APSI check-in will take place in the lobby area of the UCR Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Dr., at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017. Parking permits and classroom number/location will be provided during check-in.

4 Meetings


UCR Palm Desert Center

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Section Notes:

Institute fee includes breakfast, lunch, College Board materials, and parking. Registering online automatically includes the credit ($100) fee. To register for non-credit ONLY, please contact Student Services.


No Textbook Required.


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