Watch as Sal solves free response questions from past AP Calculus exams. This is a good preparation for your upcoming exam!. Sample questions from the A.P. Calculus AB and BC exams (both multiple choice and free answer). Calculus AB free response #2 (a & b). (Opens a. These are example problems taken directly from previous years’ exams. Even if you aren’t taking the exam, these are very useful problems for making sure you.

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As a general rule, you can expect to have to:. You have about 15 minutes frre each free-response problem on the AP Calculus exam.

AP Calculus practice questions

Readers check and cross-check each other to ensure that each answer is evaluated in the same way. Part A contains two free-response questions for which you are allowed and in fact, will most likely need to use your graphing calculator.

Going into the details about how points are scored would make your head spin, but in general, the AP Calculus exam readers have a rubric that works as a blueprint for a good answer. Writing smart things about each question will earn you points on that question. The more points you score, the better off you are on czlculus question.


Use proper notation and always include units where applicable. The test makers provide extra space for students who write big or for corrections.

AP Calculus Exam Free Response Strategies – Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan Expert Tip Sometimes these parts are related to each other, and sometimes they are independent. If you write about one of those ideas, you earn yourself a point. The section consists of two parts, just like the multiple-choice section. Use that time to be as precise as you can be for each part of the question. Every subsection of respoonse question has one to four key ideas attached to it. For the free-response questions, respnose receive points for responding properly to each subquestion prompt.

View our International Programs. Part B contains four free-response questions for which you may not use your calculator.

In most cases, the grader will award you points for the second part as long as your math is valid relative to that particular part of the question. How You Earn Points: All free-response questions are divided into parts—that is, they are stuffed with smaller questions. The good news is that the topics covered in these questions on the AP Calculus exam are usually fairly common calculus topics.


Expect to write at least one paragraph or provide multistep equations for each lettered part of a rfsponse question on the AP Calculus exam, and to clearly label the part you are answering e.

Readers always use the same rubric for a question and all questions are evaluated using a rubric.

AP Calculus AB solved free response questions from past exams

Any reader who reads your exam should, in theory, award you responsw same number of points on a given question. If you can ace four of the questions and slug your way to partial credit on the other two, you will put yourself in position to get a good score on the entire section. AP Calculus Practice Questions.