The first section of the course will help you understand topics from your Calculus AB concepts. This includes topics like tensors, modules, functions and limits. Each topic will be discussed in detail and will cover one area at a time. For example, you will read information about the area of volume for the purpose of understanding how different units of a volume can be measured. You’ll then be expected to answer general questions about Calculus and you’ll be asked to take a short test to gauge your understanding of the course.
During the second section of the course, you’ll get to test your understanding of modules. These include topics like algebra and trigonometry. You’ll also be expected to write a short essay, review a paragraph, and write another short essay. Once you’ve passed the essay section, you will need to take the math portion of the test. This section will involve answering multiple-choice questions about topics like polynomial equations, real numbers, and graphs of coordinate transformations. You’ll need to work through the problems given at each level of the test.
The final section of the course involves testing your ability to solve quadratic equations using the Laplace formula. Once again, this section will give you several problems to solve, along with answers. This section will help you better understand concepts learned in earlier parts of the class. The amount of time spent answering these problems depends on the level of the class.
The time you spend on this section will depend on the complexity of the problem you’re solving. You’ll usually start by learning the definition of the term and working through the solution. After you finish the section, you’ll have enough questions for the final grade. At that time, you’ll have enough information to determine if you’ve learned the material well enough to move on to the next section.
You may be tempted to just skip this part of the AP Calculus Exam. That would be a bad idea, though. You need to understand concepts you’ve already learned so that you can do well on the real thing. If you ignore it, you’ll likely have problems when you try to write the actual exam. Taking more time in class really does pay off in the end.
Finally, don’t discount this part of the exam as necessary practice. The main reason it’s included is so you can get a feel for the type of questions you’ll face on the real thing. This allows you to gauge your own understanding of the material before you go out and take it live. You’ll be able to make sure you understand the format and how the questions are presented. You can also gain some extra confidence by taking the time to study hard for the test.
Hopefully, you’ll be able to answer all of the problems and get a decent score on the actual test. Knowing where you stand will give you motivation to work hard on the practice exam and do well. Remember, you can’t learn how to do the math on the test. You learn it on practice exams. Spend the time and make the mistakes, and you’ll be prepared for the real thing.