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 multiple-choice questions.
- 2012 from the College Board are here for AB and here for BC FREE (.PDF)
- 2008 AB and BC College Board store cost $30.00 Paper (Search on-line and you should be able to find a copy, but so can your students.)
- 2003 AB and BC College Board store cost $42.00 Paper (Search on-line and you should be able to find a copy, but so can your students.)
- 1998 AB Exam Free (.PDF)
- The 2013 – 2016 Secure Exams are available at your audit website.
- An index to multiple-choice and free-response questions by the 10 type questions that will be discussed in later posts. (by. Lin McMullin)
- Ted Gott’s Exam Index. An Excel Spread sheet referencing each the AP exam free-response question (1998 to the present) to the Learning Objectives (LO) and Essential Knowledge (EK) statements from the Course and exam Description (next below) AND linking each question to its scoring standard. Thank You Ted! This index is built on the next two indices.
- An index of multiple-choice questions from past exams by topic, (Excel spread sheet from Skylight Publishing prepared by Mark Howell).
- A index of free-response questions from past exam by topic (Excel spread sheet from Skylight Publishing prepared by Mark Howell).
- The AB Directions and BC Directions. Yes, this is boiler plate stuff, but take a few minutes to go over it with your students. They should not have to see the directions for the first time on the day of the exam.The free-response instruction have changed slightly from previous years. The change is not a policy change, but rather made to emphasize certain things that students should be doing. For more on the changes see NCTM Calculus Panel Notes.
- Calculator Skills needed on the AP Exams – share this information with your students, if you have not already done so. There are only about 12 -15 points on the entire exam which require a calculator. A calculator alone will not get anyone a 5 (or even a 2). Nevertheless, the points are there and usually pretty easy to earn. The real reason calculators and other technology are so important is that when used throughout the year, they help students better understand the calculus.
The next posts:
Friday February 24: Using Practice Exams
Tuesday February 28: The Writing Questions on the AP Exams
Friday March 3: Type 1 of the 10 type questions: Rate and Accumulation
Tuesday March 7: Type 2 Linear Motion