Summertime

Summertime and the living is easy, or so they sing. The school year is over, quite a year as it turned out. Looking ahead I do not plan on a lot of posts for the blog. I am going to do a little more reorganization to make things easier to find. In August I will…

Testing, but Not for Calculus

While calculus teachers are concerned with the new format of this year’s AP Calculus exams, there is other testing that is important now: tests for disease. Today’s post is not about calculus; mathematically, it is about conditional probability. In the big picture, it is about tests for disease and their accuracy. . No test for…

Some Notes

I didn’t come across anything calculusy to write about this week, so here are a few other items you might be interested in. Two Explorations Two explorations previously posted on topics that come up this time of year. Differential Equations. An exploration in Differential Equations is a summary/review exploration in which students will work with…

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…