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AP Calculus BC

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AP resources are designed to support all students and teachers—with daily instruction, practice, and feedback to help cover and connect content and skills—in any learning environment.

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Whether you’re teaching in person or online, these free, flexible online resources can keep your class on pace throughout the year.

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AP Daily videos are short, searchable instructional segments you can:

  • assign to students before or after class to maximize time for discussion.
  • assign alongside topic questions to address misunderstandings.
  • encourage students to take advantage of on their own, on mobile devices or computers.
  • track to see which students are watching each video in each class.

Topic questions are formative questions to check student understanding as you teach. Assign topic questions to reveal student misunderstandings and target your lessons.

Progress checks help you gauge student knowledge and skills for each unit through:

  • multiple-choice questions with rationales explaining correct and incorrect answers, and
  • free-response questions with scoring guides to help you evaluate student work.

My Reports highlights progress for every student and class across AP units.

The question bank is a searchable database of real AP questions. You can:

  • find topic questions and practice exam questions, indexed by content and skills.
  • search for any question, passage, or stimulus by text or keyword.
  • create custom quizzes that can be assigned online or on paper.

Learn how to get started in AP Classroom.

AP Daily

Sign in to AP Classroom to access AP Daily.

  • Made for any learning environment, AP teachers can assign these short videos on every topic and skill as homework alongside topic questions, warm-ups, lectures, reviews, and more.
  • AP students can also access videos on their own for additional support.
  • Videos are available in AP Classroom, on your Course Resources page. 

View the list of lessons for AP Daily videos for AP Calculus BC.

AP Daily Instructors

Expert AP teachers across the country can support your course virtually:

  • Lead teacher: Bryan Passwater, Speedway High School, Speedway, Ind.
  • Theresa Horvath, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
  • Tony Record, Avon High School, Avon, Ind.
  • Jamil Siddiqui, East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School, East Bridgewater, Mass.
  • Karen Hyers, Tartan High School, Oakdale, Minn.
  • Kimberley Thomas, Moon Valley High School, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Hooman Behzadpour, Orange High School and NJIT, Orange, N.J.

Higher Education Faculty Lecturers

Supplement your instruction with 30-minute videos on each unit hosted by college or university professors. Guest lecturers include:

  • Tracy Bibelnieks, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Michael Boardman, Pacific University
  • Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
  • Julie Clark, Hollins University
  • Stephen Davis, Davidson College
  • Tom Dick, Oregon State University
  • Oscar Fernández, Wellesley College
  • Mark Howell, Gonzaga College
  • Stephen Kokoska, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Kristy Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College
  • James Sellers, University of Minnesota

The Faculty Lectures are available on the AP Classroom Course Resources page, under Overview, as well as YouTube.

Additional Resources for AP Calculus AB and BC

Course Resources

Curriculum Modules

Curriculum Module for Calculus BC

Special Focus Materials

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Differential Equations

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AP Calculus: Use of Graphing Calculators

Information about using graphing calculators on the AP Calculus Exams.

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Web Resources

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Online Resources Recommended by AP Teachers

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