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AP Calculus AB

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Try This! Calculus Teaching Tips

An article detailing activities to use in your calculus classroom. Although this article does not reflect the 2019-20 updates, it remains a helpful resource. The Instructional Approaches section of the CED includes many research-based instructional strategies aligned to course skills.

Differential Equations


Calculus at the Battle of Trafalgar

This article applies calculus to the naval strategy used at the Battle of Trafalgar.


AP Calculus: Slope Fields

An article on how a teacher introduces slope fields in her classroom.

Using Calculators


Examples of Calculator Errors

Six examples that illustrate common calculator errors and the importance of questioning calculator results.


AP Calculus: Use of Graphing Calculators

Information about using graphing calculators on the AP Calculus Exams.

Related Resources


The Mathematical Puzzles of Benjamin Banneker

An article on the famous self-taught mathematician’s puzzles and how one teacher used them at his school.


Women and Mathematics: Stereotypes, Identity, and Achievement

An experimental social psychologist’s results from studying the gender disparity in quantitative fields.

History of Calculus

Web Resources


Online Resources Recommended by AP Teachers

A list of online resources recommended by your fellow AP Calculus teachers.