Education Technology
AB2

Resources for this module

Find videos, documents and calculator files (as needed) to aid in your teaching of questions found on the AP® Calculus exam.

Videos

The videos below are divided into two sections: resource and technology. In the resource videos, you’ll find information on scoring, common misconceptions and techniques for approaching topics in the released free-response questions. The technology videos show the tech solutions available using your graphing calculator.

Resource Videos

These videos present the solutions, relevant AP® Calculus concepts, and typical scoring guidelines and interpretations associated with specific parts of the mock 2021 AP® Calculus exam. The detailed solutions emphasize the AP® Calculus mathematical practices and skills and include a reasonable expectation of how each would be scored.

2021 AP® Calculus AB2 Topic Summary

This video presents a summary of a specific topic related to the 2021 AP® Calculus FRQ AB2 question. The examples included emphasize the use of technology, AP® Calculus-type questions, and some are left open for exploration and discussion.

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2021 AP® Calculus AB2 Technology Solutions and Extensions

Examine the technology solutions to the 2021 AP® Calculus FRQ AB2, even if the question is not calculator active. Additional examples are presented based on the information given in the free-response question for instructional use and in preparing for the AP® Calculus exam.

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Technology Videos

Free-response questions with graphically presented functions have appeared regularly on AP®
exams (both AB and BC) over the last 20 years. Analyze functions using graphical information
on Texas Instruments graphing calculators with examples from the mock 2021 AP® Calculus AB exam.

Particle Motion Along a Coordinate Line on the TI-Nspire™ CX Graphing Calculator

This video illustrates how you can use the trace function of the TI-Nspire™ CX graphing calculator in parametric mode to visualize particle motion along a horizontal line. The particle motion problem in 2021 AB2 is used to illustrate the strategy.

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Particle Motion Along a Coordinate Line on the TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator

This video illustrates how you can use the trace function of the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator in parametric mode to visualize particle motion along a horizontal line. The particle motion problem in 2021 AB2 is used to illustrate the strategy.

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Downloads

The “PDF slides” zip file contains slides of all the resource videos referenced above. If any calculator files are needed, they will also be available.

Calculus units

Content in this question aligns well with the AP® Calculus units 2, 4, 5 and 8.

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