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Topic: AP Calculus Review Books.
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Nick B

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Re: AP Calculus Review Books.
Posted: Jun 22, 2012 5:05 AM
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The Barron's book is good but is probably too hard in some areas. The Princeton Review focuses too much on computations and does not ask enough conceptual questions. Four books I highly recommend are:

http://www.dsmarketing.com/calculus.html - the best multiple-choice that aren't actual AP questions.

http://www.skylit.com/calculus/index.html - good multiple-choice but a little harder than the actual test. Part 2's are good too, especially for giving tests since the students won't be able to stumble upon them when reviewing.

http://www.amazon.com/Preparing-Calculus-Exam-Graphical-Numerical/dp/0321335740/ref=sr_1_57?ie=UTF8&qid=1340355366&sr=8-57&keywords=ap+calculus - this book has multiple-choice that are very similar to old AP questions. Great for when you want to make a test based on an old AP question assignment.


http://www.greenhallpublishing.com/apcalc.shtml - Excellent book although there are some typos. What I like about it is that it has 7 or 8 multiple choice and 1 or 2 part 2's on each topic that are broken up by topic and are conceptually based. The practice tests are probably too hard but the topical questions are right on the money.

All four of these books are less mainstream than the Barron's or PR but I think are invaluable resources to an AP Calc teacher.

Good luck next year!

Nick Bianculli
Blind Brook HS



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