AP Calculus Work Book - Vancouver AP Calculus 12AB
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  • Advanced Placement Calculus, also known as AP Calculus, is traditionally taken after Precalculus. The course itself is divided into two courses: Calculus AB and Calculus BC.
  • Calculus AB, the more common of the courses and a prerequisite to Calculus BC, focuses on derivatives(A) and integration(B). Calculus BC focuses on integration(B) and series(C).
  • “Most four-year colleges in North America and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores”
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  • AP Calculus exam
  • As per the exam, students must take it in May of each year, to be qualified for college credits or advanced placement. Generally, students receive their scores, by mail, no later than mid-July. The exam structure is as follows:
  • Number of Questions Time Allowed Calculator Use
    Section I.
    Multiple-Choice
    Part A 28 55min No
    Part B 17 50min Yes
    Section II.
    Free-Response
    Part A 2 30min Yes
    Part B 4 60min No
  • As stated in the table above, students have 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete the exam in its entirety.
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