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Preparing for the AP Calculus AB and Calculus BC Examinations

Preparing for the AP Calculus AB and Calculus BC Examinations

ISBN 13: 9781435461284

ISBN 10: 1435461282

Author: Sharon Cade; Rhea Caldwell; Jeff Lucia

Pages: 342

Published: 04/03/2012

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PREPARING FOR THE AP CALCULUS AB AND CALCULUS BC EXAMINATIONS will help you prepare for the AP* exam quickly, efficiently, and, above all, effectively. Right from the start, you will identify the course topics you most need practice on and be able to focus your studying, while getting a review opportunity for your general knowledge. By the end of the book, you will be primed for taking the exam and on your way to a 5!
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Benefits
  • Written by experts in the field, this easy to use guide includes a diagnostic test, practice questions, and full-length practice tests.
  • Designed to help AP Calculus students identify gaps in their knowledge and quickly fill them, the text includes numerous practice questions and tests to ensure mastery of each topic.
  • The text offers a general review of all the topics covered on the AP Calculus exam.
Author Bio
Sharon Cade
Sharon Cade has taught mathematics and been a department chair in both public and independent schools since 1978. She has been an AP Reader since 1995 and has also been a Table Leader and Question Team Member. Sharon has been honored as the Oregon State Winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. Rhea Caldwell has taught mathematics in independent schools since 1978 and has been chairman of the Mathematics Department of Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1990. She was recognized in 2002 as the North Carolina Teacher of the Year for Independent Schools by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She has taught calculus for over twenty years and has been an AP Calculus reader since 2003. Jeff Lucia has taught mathematics in independent schools since 1978, and for over twenty years has been at Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since 1989, he has worked for the College Board as a reader and table leader for the examination grading in AP Calculus and AP Statistics. In 1992, he was a founding member of the board of directors for the North Carolina Association of Advanced Placement Mathematics Teachers (NCA2PMT), where he serves as membership chairman.
Rhea Caldwell
Rhea Caldwell has taught mathematics in independent schools since 1978 and has been chairman of the Mathematics Department of Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1990. She was recognized in 2002 as the North Carolina Teacher of the Year for Independent Schools by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She has taught calculus for over twenty years and has been an AP Calculus reader since 2003. After more than 30 years of teaching, she continues to share her passion for mathematics and her love of competition by coaching math contest teams.
Jeff Lucia
Jeff Lucia has taught mathematics in independent schools since 1978, and for over twenty years has been at Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since 1989, he has worked for the College Board as a reader and table leader for the examination grading in AP Calculus and AP Statistics. In 1992, he was a founding member of the board of directors for the North Carolina Association of Advanced Placement Mathematics Teachers (NCA PMT), where he serves as membership chairman. He was recognized in 2004 by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics as North Carolina Teacher of the Year for Independent Schools.
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Table of Contents
PART 1: STRATEGIES FOR THE AP EXAM.
Preparing for the AP Calculus Examination.
Taking the AP Calculus Examination.
A Diagnostic Test.
PART II: A REVIEW OF AP CALCULUS.
1. Limits and Their Properties.
2. Differentiation.
3. Applications of Derivatives.
4. Integration.
5. Applications of Integration.
6. Advanced Integration Techniques (BC Topics only).
7. Differential Equations (AB and BC Topics).
8. Infinite Series (BC Topics Only).
9. Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates,
and Vectors (BC Topics only).
PART III: PRACTICE TESTS.
AB Practice Test 1.
AB Practice Test 2.
BC Practice Test 1.
BC Practice Test 2.
Sample Chapters