Graph Analysis Questions (Type 3)

For updated information for the special 2020 exams click here. AP  Questions Type 3: Graph Analysis The long name is “Here’s the graph of the derivative, tell me things about the function.” Students are given either the equation of the derivative of a function or a graph identified as the derivative of a function with…

Linear Motion (Type 2)

For updated information for the special 2020 exams click here. AP  Questions Type 2: Linear Motion We continue the discussion of the various type questions on the AP Calculus Exams with linear motion questions. “A particle (or car, person, or bicycle) moves on a number line ….” These questions may give the position equation, the velocity…

Reviewing Resources 2020

For updated information for the special 2020 exams click here. This is a list of links to some resources for reviewing. The 2019 AP Calculus AB and BC Course and Exam Description (CED) The 10 units in this document list which topics may be tested on the exams. The rule of thumb is that is…

AP Exam Review 2020

For updated information for the special 2020 exams click here. It will soon be time to start reviewing for the AP Calculus Exams. So, it’s time to start planning your review. For the next weeks through the beginning of April I will be posting notes for reviewing. There are not new; versions have been posted…

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…

A Curiosity

Thoughts on the power series for  , which I found curious. Last week someone asked me a question about the Maclaurin series for  .  Finding the Maclaurin series is straightforward:   Substituting for x gives   We can find the radius and interval of convergence by using the Ratio test: This indicates that Maclaurin series…