2018 AP® Physics 2: Algebra-Based Free-Response Questions

While the AP Physics 2 test maintains the reputation for one of the most difficult AP exams, scholars feel better prepared after practicing free-response questions on currents, conservation of energy, and displacement. The College Board released prior questions, sample answers, and the chief reader report to help build student confidence. Use these tools to assist young scientists studying for the assessment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide the equation and conversion pages for every test and assignment throughout the year to familiarize test takers with the exam
  • Review the formatting required by the College Board for various types of answers
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes prior knowledge of all AP Physics 2 content

  • Requires critical thinking, scientific writing, and mathematical justifications
  • Includes statistics, teacher tips, and more

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