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AP Calculus AB Announcements

4/3 Update

posted Apr 3, 2020, 11:27 AM by Nikhil Joshi   [ updated Apr 3, 2020, 11:30 AM ]

Here's the official word on AP exams from the College Board

Everyone takes it simultaneously. Let's home their servers can take the load when you all upload.

AP Exam Info!!

posted Apr 2, 2020, 4:59 PM by Nikhil Joshi

Just watched a webinar discussing plans for the AP tests. Details will be posted online tomorrow by mid-day. 

Here are the high points:

Overall AP Testing window is May 11 - May 22

AP Calc AB and BC will be May 12 @ 11am.

Will be open-note, open internet, open calculator. 
You'll probably want to hand write and upload photos.

Must use the same device to submit answers that you used to view the questions.

FRQ1 = 25min + 5min for upload
FRQ2 = 15min +5min for upload

Device will show time remaining. Student must keep track of time if you close that window. 
If over time, no score.

Will have print instructions, video instructions, and a simulated practice session to practice 
downloading questions, and uploading answers before testing window opens.

Students who have already been approved for extended time will be handled automatically by
test SW. The time will automatically be extended by the SW.

makeup tests June-1 to June-5
schools must approve using make-up dates.
most common reasons - technical difficulties, batteries die, other major issues.

Cheating? Social media? Impersonators? Reddit answer party?

College Board will be using

- questions to detect impersonations
- plagiarism scanning software
- teachers will receive copies of student exam work - by May 26th. So I'll see your work 
  and decide if that really was your work...
- other secret technologies they don't want to discuss. 

Teachers can use exam responses for class grades! (woo-hoo!!)

4/2 Update

posted Apr 2, 2020, 12:51 PM by Nikhil Joshi

I've replaced the links to individual videos with a link to a playlist of the chap3 videos. I will add new videos to this playlist.


posted Apr 1, 2020, 5:16 PM by Nikhil Joshi

3/31 Update

posted Mar 31, 2020, 2:28 PM by Nikhil Joshi   [ updated Mar 31, 2020, 3:09 PM ]

1. Meeting Times

Let's meet online on Mon-Wed-Fri. I've updated the calendar. With more frequent meetings, it's not as big a deal if you miss one a week. The calendar also has due dates for PPCs and worksheets.

2. Worksheet Signup

Please go to http://student.works.kutasoftware.com/signin to create an account for yourself and join my class. Please use the name I know you as at school (i.e. don't use @BloodyScythe (sheesh...) ).

Use the following class code to requeset being added:  HT-6292-FX

After I approve the add request  you should have a worksheet waiting for you. 

Please email me if you have any problems.

3/30 Update 2

posted Mar 30, 2020, 2:59 PM by Nikhil Joshi

Please check your Synergy email for Zoom online meeting links for 1st and 4th periods.

The first meeting will be tomorrow 3/31. I just want to check in with all of you, and figure out how often we want to meet online and how we want to structure the meetings.

Looking forward to seeing all you tomorrow!


3/30 Update

posted Mar 30, 2020, 11:23 AM by Nikhil Joshi

Please go to your student AP Classroom website - myap.collegeboard.org . I have unlocked 3 MC Limits progress checks for you to take. I can check your progress online. 

I will not grade these directly. Instead, you will need to write-up corrections for each problem you get wrong like Part-A of a test reflection, and submit the document via Trello. These corrections will be graded.  We will be cranking through these the next four weeks - ideally two units a week. In addition I will be hosting online Q&A sessions after Ms. Tipton posts the online learning bell schedule.

Away we go...


3/25 Update 2

posted Mar 25, 2020, 3:17 PM by Nikhil Joshi

3/25 Update

posted Mar 25, 2020, 11:41 AM by Nikhil Joshi

Posted a video on the 2nd derivative test.

The district has stated we are allowed to teach new content, but not sure what the parameters are for attendance, grading, late work, etc. Stay tuned as always.

I've planned for this and believe I have a workable solution for taking standards assessments online. Not sure about testing yet, but also have some ideas (basically free response questions that require analysis and short answer responses with justification). Again, stay tuned. 

3/24 Update - AP Testing!

posted Mar 24, 2020, 12:20 PM by Nikhil Joshi

Here's the latest update on AP testing.


  1. Students can take a shortened online free-response test at home.
  2. College Board is providing free online instruction courses to finish up the content before the test based on the most common unit sequence (which unfortunately isn't ours).

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