Definition of the Derivative – Unit 2

This is a re-post and update of the second in a series of posts from last year. It contains links to posts on this blog about the definition of the derivative for your reference in planning. Other updated post on the 2019 CED will come throughout the year, hopefully, a few weeks before you get…

Limits and Continuity – Unit 1

This is a re-post and update of the first in a series of posts from last year. It contains links to posts on this blog about the topics of limits and continuity for your reference in planning. Other updated post on the 2019 CED will come throughout the year, hopefully, a few weeks before you…

Scoring Different Versions of the Same Test

Many, perhaps all, of you, are looking at a vastly different teaching situation in the Fall. A teacher wrote to me recently asking if I could describe how he could give several versions of a test on the same material to his online classes and scale them so as to be fair everyone even though…

AP Calculus Exams Update

Here is the latest information on the 2020 AP Calculus Exams as of April 3, 2020. Updated 4/29/2020 Update: A message from the AP Program 4/28/2020 Subject: How to Prepare Your Students for the 2020 AP Exams Dear Colleagues, Additional information is now available to help guide you and your students through the exam day experience.…

Polar Equation Questions (Type 9)

AP  Questions Type 9:  Polar Equations (BC Only) 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 only with calculus ideas related to polar curves. Students have not been asked to know the names of the various…