Try This! Calculus Teaching Tips

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It's important to spice up your lessons. An online article discusses teaching strategies for AP® Calculus. In-class activities include matching games, placemats, multiple choice questions, scripted discussion, involuntary discussion, group writing, and lecture outlines. Out-of-class activities include reading quizzes, discussion boards, grading the exam, and an early turn-on policy.

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Instructional Ideas

  • If possible, let learners decide on strategies to use
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that some of the given teaching strategies are more along the lines of class policies than teaching strategies, such as early turn-in for homework
  • The site indicates that the content may not reflect changes made to the AP® Calculus curriculum in 2019-20
Pros

  • Provides examples of the strategies
Cons

  • No actual lesson content