With the description of the AP exam changing this year, it seems that AP calculus teachers have more choice as to what topics to teach. The calculus teachers in my dept are wondering if it is necessary to teach the old stand-bys Work and Trig substitution (integrals of the form int(sqr(a^2-u^2),du) etc. My reading is that these topics could be done by the AP teacher but are not strictly required for the AP exam. Is that an accurate reading of the new Acorn book? Am I misreading something?
Thanks for any response.
Doug Kuhlmann Phillips Academy 180 Main Street Andover, MA 01810 firstname.lastname@example.org