Getting Started

As you get ready to start school, here are some thoughts on the first week in AP Calculus. I looked back recently at some of the “first week of school” advice I offered in the past. Here’s a quick (actually, a bit longer then I planned) summary with some new ideas. The last time I…

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…

Brushing Up the Blog

Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve been working this month on making things at the Teaching Calculus blog easier to find. There are about 360 posts and it’s getting difficult for me to find things. Here is the new line up on the black navigation menu at the top of each page. Click each to see more. HOME…

On Scaling

Why “scaling” is necessary No teacher can make two tests on the same topics equal in difficulty. No two teachers, even if they collaborate, can make two tests on the same topic equal in difficulty. No two teachers in different schools, districts, or states can make two tests on the same subject equal in difficulty.…

Exams or Vacation?

What are you looking forward to most: the exam or April vacation? As I’ve mentioned before, I try to keep my posts a little ahead of where I assume you are. With the exams in less than a month away, this means I’m about done for this year. I’m now going to take some time…