Rate and Accumulation Questions (Type 1)

The Free-response Questions The free-response questions fall into 10 general categories or types. The multiple-choice questions fall largely into the same categories plus some straight-forward questions asking students to find limits, derivatives, and integrals. Often two or more type are combined into one question. The types are the following. Rate and Accumulation Linear motion Graph Analysis…

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Using Practice Exams

The multiple-choice exams from 2003, 2008 and 2012 and all the free-response questions and solutions from past years are available online. The students can easily find them. Starting in 2012 the College Board provided full actual AP Calculus exams, AB and BC, for teachers who had an audit on file to use with their students…

Resources for Reviewing

Here are several resources that will help you get started with your review “The AP Calculus Exam: How, not only to Survive, but to Prevail…” – Advice for students on the format of the exam and do’s and don’ts for the exam. Print this and share it with your students. Released free-response questions from the College Board.…

AP Exam Review

Don’t panic! It is not time to start reviewing. I try to keep these posts ahead of the typical AP Calculus timeline so you can have time to think them over and include what you want to use from them (if anything). Over the next 6 weeks I will post several times each week. The…

Graphing Taylor Polynomials

The seventh in the Graphing Calculator / Technology series Here are some hints for graphing Taylor polynomials using technology. (The illustrations are made using a TI-8x calculator. The  ideas are the same on other graphing calculators; the syntax may be slightly different.) Each successive term of a Taylor polynomial consists of all the previous terms…