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Department of Mathematics
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Winthrop University
Advanced Placement (AP) Institute
Calculus AB and BC

Winthrop University, with funding from the South Carolina Department of Education, is pleased to offer institutes for new and/or experienced AP Calculus teachers. The institutes will allow teachers to explore AP Calculus (AB and BC versions), engage in specialized study for one of these courses, and earn 3 graduate mathematics education credits. 

Registration priority will be given to teachers from South Carolina public high schools. Teachers in regional private schools or North Carolina public high schools may be able to participate if space is available. All interested teachers should complete the survey linked below and if appropriate they will be placed on a waiting list. 

The courses will be held on Winthrop’s campus.

Course Details

Meeting Schedule

First Weekend Session
Friday, Math 30 - 5pm to 7:30pm
Saturday, May 31 - 9am to 1pm

Second Weekend Session (dates tentative)
Friday, July 25 - 5pm to 7:30pm
Saturday, July 26 - 9am to 1pm

One Week of Sessions in the Summer
Monday, June 23 through Thursday, June 26 - 9am to 5pm

Course Fees

Course fees are $200 and include:

  • 3 graduate credits in mathematics education coursework;
  • AP Teacher Resources to include practice test questions and guides for the classroom.

Affordable on-campus housing and food will be available at an extra cost. More information about housing and food will be available soon.

Course Structure

The purpose of the course is to strengthen teacher understanding of the calculus topics covered in AB or BC calculus and provide guidance on structuring a course that promotes student success. Participants will explore content covered on the AP syllabi with college mathematics faculty, engage in activities that allow AP students to master the required content, investigate possible teaching strategies with an experienced AP calculus teacher, investigate various resources, discuss test preparation strategies with an experienced AP reader, and much more. Participants will be expected to teach at least one mini-lesson, reflect on experiences, create a sample AP syllabus, and make plans for implementation of new knowledge. Full course details are available on the AB syllabus (pdf - 183KB) and the BC syllabus (pdf - 265KB).

Registration Information

  • Participants should notify course instructors of interest by completing our registration survey.
  • Once organizers know of interest, a Special Course Registration Form will be sent by email and should be returned as soon as possible for priority registration. This form and its required attachments will facilitate official enrollment in the graduate course and will begin the process of billing procedures from the University.

Further questions about the AP Summer Institute can be directed to apinstitute@winthrop.edu.