These are posts on how to teach. Suggestions for your classroom on Planning, scoring and grading, mathematical structure, technology, and graphing calculator use.

**Planning the year**

Pacing for AP Calculus – Suggestions for planning the year.

Lesson Plans – The Calc-medic.com website offers FREE lesson plans for AP Calculus

Getting Started – Suggestion for getting ready to plan the year.

The First and Second Day of School Tips for getting started

For Any – For Every – For All – Three phrases that mean the same thing. Use them all every time!

The First Week – A contribution from Paul Forester about getting started with the calculus

Your AP IPR – how to use your instructional planning report from the College Board

Flipping and Flipping (Part 2) – Thoughts on flipping your classroom by Guest Blogger Bobby Barber.

Using AP Questions All Year – suggestions on adapting AP questions.

When are we ever…? – Guest Blogger Allan Wolmer gives his answer to the student question we never want to hear, but hear always.

Teaching How to Read Mathematics – Hints and suggestions

Calculus Camp – Guest blogger Robert Vriesman talks about his calculus review camp.

Instructional Approaches for AP Calculus – From the 2016 CED, but not the 2019 CED. A good list and a good reference

**Scoring and Grading**

What is a Solution? – A meditation on “the answer.”

On Grading – adapting AP style grading to your test. Also, using True or False questions

On Scaling – A percentage grade tells you nothing.

Scoring Different Versions of the Same Test

Percentages Don’t Make the Grade – On grading tests, quizzes, etc.

“Easier” Exams – How AP Exam scores are determined.

Is this going to be on the exam? More on the AP Calculus exams

Does Simplifying Make Things Simpler? – Yes, no, and maybe

**Mathematical Structure**

Theorems = Notes on learning theorems.

Theorems and Axioms – Notes on theorems and axioms.

Definitions – Notes on learning definitions.

Definitions 2 – How to write a definition and therefore what to look for in your textbook’s definition.

Proof – To prove or not to prove.

Then there is this – Existence Theorems – Explains existence theorems.

**Technology**

iPads – Using iPads in the classroom

Apt Apps – 1 – Good Grapher Pro a great graphing app for iPads.

Apt Apps – 2 – Apps for note taking: iAnnotate PDF, Notability, Penultimate, Educreations, Doceri, ShowMe, Whiteboard. Socrative is a student response system that I’ve used to good effect. Splashtop.

Apt Apps – 1 – Good Grapher Pro a great graphing app for iPads.

Apt Apps – 2 – Apps for note taking: iAnnotate PDF, Notability, Penultimate, Educreations, Doceri, ShowMe, Whiteboard. Socrative is a student response system that I’ve used th good effect. Splashtop.

“A Little Calculus” – An iPad app that shows all the main applications needed for calculus.