2003 AP® Calculus BC Free-Response Questions

There are shaded areas, particles, polar equations, oh my! Teachers use the materials to see how their pupils compare to the AP® Calculus BC exam expectations. Scholars use the released items to practice on several BC topics and become aware of how the exam addresses those concepts.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Print the questions on individual posters and place around the room; have class members work on them after finishing daily assignments
  • Devise a relay with one item, where the first person in a group works on the item for three minutes then passes it to the next for three minutes and so on
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be comfortable with the Calculus BC curriculum
Pros

  • Contains an answer key with scoring guidelines
  • Includes sample response scoring information
Cons

  • Mathematical symbols are not all clear in the commentary document