Here are suggestions from my previous blog posts on reviewing AP Calculus Free-response questions (and multiple-choice since the ten topics are the same). The first post outlines the general approach; the last 10 are for the individual types of questions. (Note: the 10 types are not the same as the 10 units in the 2019 CED, because the exam questions overlap the units – most exam questions test knowledge from several units.)
Each link provides a list of “What students should know,” links to other post, and questions from past exams related to the type under consideration.
Here are the links to the various review posts:
- AP Exam Review – General suggestions, hints, and information. Also, other resources for reviewing.
- Type 1 questions – Rate and accumulation questions
- Type 2 questions – Linear motion problems
- Type 3 questions – Graph analysis problems
- Type 4 questions – Area and volume problems
- Type 5 questions – Table and Riemann sum questions
- Type 6 questions – Differential equation questions
- Type 7 questions – Miscellaneous
- Type 8 questions – Parametric and vector questions (BC topic)
- Type 9 questions – Polar equations (BC topic)
- Type 10 questions – Sequences and Series (BC topic)
When assigning past exams questions for review (and you should assign past exam question), keep in mind that students can find the scoring standards online. Even though the AP program forbids this and makes every effort to prevent them from being posted, they are there. Students can “research” the solution. Keep this in mind when assigning questions from past exams. Here is a suggestion Practice Exams – A Modest Proposal
Revised March 12, 2021.