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AP Calculus AB Course Home Page

Important Updates

Example Textbook List Reviewed by Learning List

The AP Calculus AB example textbook list on the AP Course Audit website has been reviewed by Learning List, an independent instructional materials review service for schools and districts.

CED Updated with Free-Response Question Instructions

We recently updated pages 45-46 of the Course and Exam Description (CED) to include the instructions students will see on exam day for completing Section II: Free-Response Questions.

Please help make your students aware of these instructions by pointing them to the AP Calculus AB Exam page on the AP Students site.

Teaching and Assessing AP Calculus

This online professional development resource features new sample free-response questions, videos of master teachers modeling key instructional strategies for challenging skills and content, and resources to help you implement these strategies in your classroom. Log in or learn more.

Welcome, AP Teachers! AP Calculus AB is roughly equivalent to a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. The AP course covers topics in these areas, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course teaches students to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to make connections amongst these representations. Students learn how to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions

Essential Course Resources

This is the core document for this course. It clearly lays out the course content and describes the exam and the AP Program in general.

Essential Exam Resources

Visit the Exam Information page for details about the AP Calculus AB Exam and to access sample exam questions of all types.

You can access a full practice exam reflecting the 2016-17 updates (as well as several older practice exams) by logging in to your AP Course Audit account.

The Past Free-Response Questions page provides questions from the 2016 exam and before. Please note: These questions do not reflect the 2016-17 updates.

For a video overview of the exam, watch part 3 of the Course Overview Modules for AP Calculus Teachers.

Access online score reports for your students.

AP Course Audit Information

The AP Course Audit provides teachers and administrators with clear guidelines on curricular and resource requirements for AP courses. All schools wishing to label a course AP must submit a subject-specific AP Course Audit form and the course syllabus for each teacher of that AP course. Your course page has resources to support syllabus development.

Visit the AP Course Audit site to log in or create an account.

Authorized AP Calculus Courses

If you already have an authorized AP Calculus AB course, you won't be required to revise and resubmit your syllabus for the 2016-17 school year. More information on what you'll need to do is available on the AP Course Audit website.

Professional Development

The College Board offers both face-to-face and online professional development workshops, available for new and experienced AP teachers as well as AP coordinators and administrators. Led by experienced instructors, each opportunity features innovative best practices and research-based strategies designed to develop and deepen the skills of all education professionals.

Classroom Resources

The Teacher Community lets you share resources and teaching strategies with fellow educators.

The Classroom Resources page provides a diverse selection of supplemental materials, including lesson plans and teaching strategies, from the College Board and your AP colleagues.

The AP Calculus AB Student page has valuable information and resources for your students.

2016-17 Course and Exam Updates

The AP Calculus AB course and exam were updated in 2016-17.

College Board Store

Find AP Calculus AB publications, released exams, and more in the College Board Store.

AP and Higher Education

Higher Education professionals play a key role developing AP courses and exams, setting credit and placement policies, and scoring student work. The AP Higher Ed site features information on recruitment and admission, advising and placement, and more.

This chart shows recommended scores for granting credit, and how much credit should be awarded, for each AP course. Your students can look up credit and placement policies for colleges and universities on the AP Credit Policy search.

Meet the current Development Committee for AP Calculus AB.

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