2010 AP® Calculus BC Free-Response Questions Form B

Keep moving along a curve. Two items in the set of released free-response questions from the 2010 AP® Calculus BC exam involve movement along a graph. One involves particle motion along a polar curve while the other uses a squirrel traveling along a wire between two buildings. The remaining items involve area under a curve, Reimann sums, absolute maximums and minimums, and Maclaurin series.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a discussion on what mathematical procedures students must perform to answer each type of question
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires learners to know the content in AP® Calculus BC
  • Individuals need access to a graphing calculator for the first half of the test
  • Includes an answer key for grading
  • Contains commentary on sample responses from test takers
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