APTM Calculus Review

When you see "these words" - think "this"

 

How do you tell your students to prepare for the AP exam?  Sure you give them problem after problem and some they can do and some they can't.  You hope they learn from the explanations.  But how does a student know he or she is prepared for the exam? They know how to take derivatives and integrals but do they know when to take derivatives or integrals?

 

For a number of years, I have had a review sheet available on this website. For lack of a better term, I call it:  "When you see the words . You think ." 

 

The goal of this review is to see what gets triggered in the minds of students when they see certain words. For instance, in the example shown to the right, a procedure is asked to determine whether a particle is speeding up or slowing down. The procedure involves finding the velocity and acceleration. This assumes that students know how to take derivatives. So these types of questions more of "what to do" and less than "how to do it."

 

There are many options for you to have this set of questions. 

 

You can download for free a worksheet complete with student version and answer version both in AB and BC.  Each has two versions.  One has the questions in order of a typical AP calculus course and the other in a scrambled order.  They are free.

 

The other option is to have the screen version as you see in the example above. This is in PDF format with a question on odd numbered pages and the answer on the even pages. Having this available to you in a screen version allows you to have a review in class projected for all to see. Or you can use one of these questions each day as a warmup to the actual class.  There is an AB and BC version and with each, one in order of a typical calculus course and the other in a scrambled order.  The price of the screen version is only $14.95 and at that price, it is something you cannot afford not to have.

 

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1.

AB Calc Review
New and Revised: This has 74 questions and blank room for answers in the form of:  When you see the words ...   This is what you think of doing. It tests students on knowing what to do when they face typical AP questions. The questions are organized by topic.  Answers are included in this comprehensive review. 

Note: This file is 4.7 megs in length so it will take a bit of time to download.

(ABReview.pdf)
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AB Calc Review Scrambled
This is the same review as above except that the questions are randomly ordered. Note: This file is 4.7 megs in length so it will take a bit of time to download.

(ABReviewScrambled.pdf)

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AB/BC Calc Review
New and Revised: This has 126 questions and blank room for answers in the form of:  When you see the words ...   This is what you think of doing. It tests students on knowing what to do when they face typical AP questions. The questions are organized by topic.  Answers are included in this comprehensive review. 

Note: This file is 7.3 megs in length so it will take a bit of time to download.

(BCReview.pdf)

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4.

AB/BC Calc Review Scrambled
Same as above but the questions are in random order rather than organized by topic. Answers are included in this comprehensive review.

 

Note: This file is 7.5 megs in length so it will take a bit of time to download.

(BCReviewScrambled.pdf)

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