AP Calculus AB - Spring 2017

Course Schedule

Class 1, 2/10: Overview and Introduction, Diagnostic Quiz

Class 2, 2/17: Limits & Continuity, Definition of Derivatives, L'Hopital's Rule + MC Practice

Class 3, 2/24: Derivatives Fundamentals: Computation, Higher Order Derivatives, Graphs, & Mean Value Theorem + MC Practice

Class 4, 3/3: Derivatives: Graph Analysis, Extrema + FRQ Practice

Class 5, 3/10: Applications of Derivatives: Rates of Change, Related Rates, Optimization, and Motion + FRQ Practice

Class 6, 3/20: Integrals Fundamentals: Definition, Riemann Sums, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus + MC Practice

Class 7, 3/24: Integrals: Computation, Techniques, Special Integrals, Related Theorems + MC Practice

Class 8, 3/31: Applications of Integrals: Accumulation, Motion, and Solids of Revolution + FRQ Practice

Class 9, 4/14: Differential Equations, Slope Fields + MC & FRQ Practice

Class 10, 4/28: Final Review

5/9: AP Calculus AB Exam


AP Exam Format

The AP Calculus AB exam in 2017 has a revised/updated exam format and structure as compared to previous years. The exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes long with two sections - Multiple Choice (MC) and Free-Response Questions (FRQ).

  1. Multiple Choice (50% of Overall Exam Score)
    1. Part A: No Calculator. 30 questions, 60 minutes.
    2. Part B: Calculator Required. 15 questions, 45 minutes.
  2. Free-Response (50% of Overall Exam Score)
    1. Part A: Calculator Required. 2 problems, 30 minutes.
    2. Part B: No Calculator. 4 problems, 60 minutes.



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