AP Calculus AB & BC Crash Course (REA)



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REA’s Crash Course for the AP* Calculus AB & BC exams is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement* Calculus AB & BC ...

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Late getting started? Facing too many AP* tests? Use this course to learn the most in the least time!

Study Only What You Need to Know
REA’s Crash Course for the AP* Calculus AB & BC exams is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement* Calculus AB & BC exams and actual AP* Calculus AB & BC test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exams, so you can make the most of your study time.

Expert Test-Taking Strategies
Developed by an Advanced Placement* teacher and a college professor with many years of classroom experience, this Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and free-response questions. By following the authors’ expert advice, you can boost your score in every section of the AP* Calculus AB & BC tests.

Exam-Focused Content
The authors explain the format and content of the AP* Calculus AB & BC exams and each chapter includes valuable AP* test-taking tips to help you succeed on the AP* Calculus AB & BC exams.

Free Practice Exams
Full-length online AP* Calculus AB & BC practice exams (1 each for AB & BC) include every topic and type of question found on the actual exams. Each practice test offers timed testing, automatic scoring, and detailed explanations of answers. Helpful diagnostics pinpoint where you’re strongest and where you need to focus.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738608877
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 1/15/2011
  • Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 100,065
  • Age range: 16 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Flavia Banu graduated from Queens College of the City University of New York with a B.A. in Pure Mathematics and an M.A.in Pure Mathematics in 1997. Ms. Banu was an adjunct professor at Queens College where she taught Algebra and Calculus II. Currently, she teaches mathematics at Bayside High School in Bayside, New York, and coaches the math team for the school. Her favorite course to teach is AP® Calculus because it requires “the most discipline, rigor and creativity.”

Joan Marie Rosebush is teaching calculus courses at the University of Vermont. Ms. Rosebush has taught mathematics to elementary, middle school, high school, and college students. She taught AP® Calculus via satellite television to high school students scattered throughout Vermont. Ms. Rosebush earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education, with a concentration in mathematics, at the University of New York in Cortland, N.Y. She received her Master’s Degree in education from Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont.

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REA’s AP Calculus AB & BC Crash Course is a targeted test prep
designed to assist you in your preparation for either version of the
AP Calculus exam. This book was developed based on an in-depth
analysis of both the AP Calculus Course Description outline as well
as actual AP test questions.

Written by an AP teacher and a college professor, our easy-to-read
format gives students a crash course in Calculus, for both the AB
and BC versions of the test. The targeted review chapters prepare
students for the exam by focusing on the important topics tested on
these exams.

Unlike other test preps, our AP Calculus AB & BC Crash Course gives
you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study
in order to ace the exam. The review chapters offer you a concise
way to learn all the important facts, terms, and concepts before
the exam. Topics that are exclusive to the BC version of the test
are highlighted.

The introduction discusses the keys for success and shows you
strategies to help you build your overall point score. Parts Two,
Three, Four, and Five are made up of our review chapters. Here you
will find the core of what you need to know on the actual exam.

Read through the material and pay attention to the diagrams. If
there’s anything you don’t understand, reread the material, then go
back to your textbook, or ask your Calculus teacher for clarification.
Make sure you’re prepared on test day.

Part Six focuses on the format of the actual AP Calculus tests. This
includes information about the multiple-choice questions as well as
the Free-Response questions. Our authors show you what you need
to know in order to anticipate the types of questions that will appear
on the exams.

No matter how or when you prepare for the AP Calculus AB or BC
exams, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and
strategically, so you can get a high score.

To check your test readiness for the AP Calculus AB and BC exams, either
before or after studying this Crash Course, take our FREE online practice
To access your free practice exam, visit www.rea.com/crashcourse
and follow the on-screen instructions. This true-to-format test features
automatic scoring, detailed explanations of all answers, and will help you
identify your strengths and weaknesses so you’ll be ready on exam day.

Good luck on your AP Calculus exams!

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Table of Contents


About This Book 
About Our Authors 

Chapter 1: Keys for Success on the AP Calculus AB & BC Exams
Chapter 2: Analysis of Graphs 
Chapter 3: Limits of Functions 
Chapter 4: Asymptotes and Unbounded Behavior 
Chapter 5: Continuity as a Property of Functions 
Chapter 6: Parametric, Polar, and Vector Equations 
Chapter 7: Derivatives
Chapter 8: Curve Sketching 
Chapter 9: Optimization and Related Rates 
Chapter 10: The Mean Value Theorem and Rolle’s Theorem 
Chapter 11: Newton’s Method and Euler’s Method
Chapter 12: Types of Integrals, Interpretations and Properties of Definite Integrals, Theorems 
Chapter 13: Riemann Sums (LRAM, RRAM, MRAM) and the Trapezoid Rule
Chapter 14: Applications of Antidifferentiation 
Chapter 15: Techniques of Integration 

Chapter 16: Sequences and Series 
Chapter 17: Taylor and Maclaurin Series 

Chapter 18: The Graphing Calculator 
Chapter 19: The Multiple-Choice Questions 
Chapter 20: The Free-Response Questions 
Solutions for Practice Problems 

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