Tuesday and Beyond

So, Tuesday is the day. My usual suggestion for Monday is to get the kids both relaxed and psyched. They know it by now; not much more you can pour into their heads. So, not last minute advice or hints. Good Luck and best wishes. Looking ahead – May: the new Course and Exam Description for…

AP Exam Review Posts

Here are the links to the various review post for this year. Tuesday February 27 – AP Exam Review Friday, March 2 – Resources for reviewing Tuesday March 6 – Type 1 questions – Rate and accumulation questions Friday March 9 – Type 2 questions – Linear motion problems Tuesday March 13 – Type 3…

Type 9: Polar Equation Questions

Ideally, as with parametric and vector functions, polar curves should be introduced and covered thoroughly in a pre-calculus course. Questions on the BC exams have been concerned with calculus ideas related to polar curves. Students have not been asked to know the names of the various curves (rose curves, limaçons, etc.). The graphs are usually…

Type 8: Parametric and Vector Questions

The parametric/vector equation questions only concern motion in a plane. In the plane, the position of a moving object as a function of time, t, can be specified by a pair of parametric equations  or the equivalent vector . The path is the curve traced by the parametric equations or the tips of the position vector. . The velocity of the movement…

Type 7 Questions: Miscellaneous

Any topic in the Course and Exam Description may be the subject of a free-response or multiple-choice question. There are topics that are not asked often enough to be classified as a type of their own. The two topics listed here have been the subject of full free-response questions or major parts of them. Other…