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Topic: AP calculus
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DougKuhlmann-PhillipsAcademy-Math

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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.

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




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