Today we continue to look at some previous posts that I hope will help you and your students throughout the year. We begin with some posts on graphing calculator use and then a few general things in three posts on beginning the year, followed by some mathematics I hope students know before they start studying the calculus.

**Graphing Calculators**

There are four things that students may, and are required to know how to do, for the AP Exams. But graphing calculators are not required just to answer a few questions on the exams. They are to encourage investigations and experimentation in all math classes. And not just graphing calculator use but all kinds of appropriate technology. So, don’t restrict yourself and your students to only those operations required on the exam. That said, here are previous posts on exam calculator use; as the year goes on there will be other posts on the use of graphing calculators and other technology in your class.

- Calculator Use on the AP Exams The four allowed operations
- Good Calculator Use and Definite integrals – Exam Considerations How to store and recall values. In several recent workshops I’ve given I found that a number of teachers did not know this way of saving time and avoiding copy errors.
- Graphing Integrals without antiderivatives
- My New Calculator Calculator history: Curta Calculators.

**Starting School**

- Pacing – organizing your year.
- The First and Second Day of School – Don’t Review!
- The First Week – a guest blog by Paul Forester

**A little late perhaps …**

These posts discuss basic ideas that I always hoped students knew about mathematics before starting calculus

- On Proof
- On Definitions
- On Theorems
- For Any – For Every – For All Three important phrases that mean the same thing.
- The Opposite of Negative Thoughts on the minus sign
- A Note on Notation Is it sin
*x*or is it sin(*x*)? - Stamp Out Slope-intercept Form

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