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Calculus AB

For new and experienced AP teachers

During this four day workshop, participants will focus on the three big ideas for AP Calculus AB: Limits and Continuity, the Derivative, and Integration. Curriculum work will focus on teaching strategies, coverage, and pacing along with ideas for formative and summative assessments. Wrapped around this curricular work will be a detailed examination of the 2019 AP Calculus AB exam and the scoring guidelines, scoring summary, and student samples.

Participants will come away from the workshop with a solid grasp of how points are earned on the exam and how using knowledge from the AP calculus reading can help inform and improve classroom instruction. Additionally during the week, instructional technology tools will the demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to create interactive elements to be included during the academic year to help students make connections with the AP Calculus curriculum.


Consultant: Tom Ahlschwede 

Tom Ahlschwede, Calculus AB Consultant
Tom Ahlschwede, Calculus AB Consultant

This is my 19th year teaching and 11th summer as an AP Calculus Workshop Consultant.  I’ve been to the AP Calculus reading six times.  I live and teach in Lincoln, Nebraska, my teaching load lately has been all AP Calculus (AB and BC) and AP Computer Science (Principles and A).  I have a great wife and two sons, one in college and one in high school.  In my free time I like to be outside, play golf, bike, work on home improvements, and relax.