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Topic: AP calculus
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AP calculus
Posted: Feb 1, 1995 8:16 PM
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To Ed Dubinsky:

Could you elaborate on your philosophical objections to AP calculus? I have
taught some level of AP calc for twenty years and now see the exam as a
major obstacle to calc reform. The bind on me is that the exam gives an
"objective" measure of success--e.g. 75% of our students scored 4 or 5 (the
two highest grades) therefore our program is a success. Trying to move away
from that is a hard sell to both parents and students.

Do you object to teaching calculus in high school or do your object to the
type of exam? Again, please elaborate.

Doug Kuhlmann
Phillips Academy
Andover, MA 01810
(508) 749-4242

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