AP Calculus AB

All The Information You Need to Ace the Exam

 

Tips Before Starting the Class:

College Board Exam Tips: Directly from the college board website. Here is all the information you need to know to be prepared. Since, the creators of the College Board know most of the test information, almost all of their advice is credible.

Best Textbook Alternatives: (Will Not Lead to Information Overload)

Concise Chapter Notes: These notes are very concise yet yield all the important information necessary for comprehending each topic.

Best Books to Buy Now:

For many exams, buying a practice book can make studying for the exam much easier. Some people specifically like the old fashion way of studying materials from a book and being able to take notes. The thing is not all books are good candidates for being prep books. The best books are those whose material matches that of the College Boards material. In many cases prep books might be rushed in order to match specific deadlines. Never rely on Amazon or Google’s ratings as many test prep companies pay those engines to put their material first. For example, although Barron’s test prep is a good company to use, they are always going to appear first on search results because they bid the most to be put up first.

 

Princeton Review Premium Test Preparation Edition:

  • Covers all the material with a few quick reads
  • Gets down to the most critical test taking strategies
  • Organized in an easy way that gets you to cover only the topic you may need help on

Just what you need to pass

 

 

Barron’s Calculus Booklet:

  • Covers all the material with a few quick reads
  • Gets down to the most critical test taking strategies
  • Organized in an easy way that gets you to cover only the topic you may need help on

Just what you need to pass

 

 

Best Places to Study Before a Test

Albert.io Practice Problems (MC): Although you might need to buy a full access subscription to this site, even the preview problems (there are a lot of them) are very effective in testing out individual concepts needed for preparation on the exam. This is ideal practice for MC problems

College Board FRQs AB: These FRQs are from former exams. They are top quality material to use for studying because their format and style will match that of the AP Exam.

Best Flashcards

Quizlet Things to Know (AB): Not all of these concepts need to be memorized, however if memorization is easy, knowing them will make the exam go much faster.

Best AP Exam Practice Tests

College Board FRQs AB: These FRQs are from former exams. They are top quality material to use for studying because their format and style will match that of the AP Exam.

Varsity Tutors MC Practice(AB): These MC questions are very comprehensive and match a lot of those used on former exams. They also test both concepts and facts.

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Best Study Guides

Topic by Topic Study Problems: This set of notes contains all the necessary information to easily access before taking the AP Exam. If you still don’t get the information, try some of the videos or seek help from a teacher.

Detailed Study Packet: This packet includes all the important information for the entire course.

Ultra Concise Study Guide: This is a 2 page cheat sheet of everything that you need to know on the exam.

Best Video Series (Use if you ever get stuck on a concept)

Patrick JMT: These are the best math videos that go over every concepts at the appropriate pace. It covers an array of concepts and is ideal if you ever get stuck. It also includes higher level math like DECA and MCLA.

Educator Videos: These videos go over all the important problems for every concept on the exam.

More Study Material

 

Exam Format:

30 Multiple-Choice Questions (30 Minutes)

15 Multiple-Choice Questions (45 Minutes)

2 Free-Response Questions (30 Minutes)

4 Free-Response Questions (60 Minutes)

Calculator is required for Part B of the MC and Part A of the FRQ and is not allowed on Part A of the MC and Part B of the FRQ

 

Exam Date: Tuesday May 15th, 2018