## __Summer Assignment__

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THERE WILL BE A TEST ON DAY 1

**Know the summer assignments well.**

if you need an algebra review- this is a good one

if you need an algebra review- this is a good one

**http://www.stewartcalculus.com/data/default/upfiles/AlgebraReview.pdf**

## How to Succeed in AP Calculus

KEEP UP WITH THE ASSIGNMENTS! Over the years, I have found that the best indicator of a student's success is whether they keep up with their assignments. Students who keep up, do well - students who don't, don't

REMEMBER THAT THE GOAL OF AN ASSIGNMENT IS TO UNDERSTAND THE MATERIAL - NOT JUST GET THE PROBLEMS DONE! !

TREAT ASSIGNMENTS AS "PRACTICE TESTS."

Fifty percent of your score on the AP test (as well as most tests and quizzes

during the year) will be determined from your solutions to free-response

questions. For these problems, the correct answer counts for as little as

twenty-five percent of the total score. The rest of the points are awarded on

the quality of your solution to the problem. This means that if you have

correct answers for all problems - with no (or disorganized, or incomplete, or

unreadable) supporting work - you will fail miserably. If you have a few

incorrect answers, but well-organized, complete solutions that use proper

mathematical vocabulary and symbolism - you will generally do well. Use your

assignments as an opportunity to practice presenting well-organized

mathematical solutions to problems.

The majority of the errors that students make on tests and quizzes are

TAKE GOOD NOTES DURING EACH CLASS and keep organized .

Good notes are essential for success in any technical field. They are essential

for review - not only for tests, but also for the problems you will work that

evening!

BECOME AS SELF-SUFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE.

There are many students, and just one teacher, and time is too valuable

for you to just wait for help. Look in your text and your

notes for sample problems that might shed some light on your difficulty. Learn

tenacity - don't just "fold" at the first sign of difficulty!

BECOME PROFICIENT AT USING A GRAPHING CALCULATOR.

BECOME PROFICIENT AT

REMEMBER THAT THE GOAL OF AN ASSIGNMENT IS TO UNDERSTAND THE MATERIAL - NOT JUST GET THE PROBLEMS DONE! !

TREAT ASSIGNMENTS AS "PRACTICE TESTS."

Fifty percent of your score on the AP test (as well as most tests and quizzes

during the year) will be determined from your solutions to free-response

questions. For these problems, the correct answer counts for as little as

twenty-five percent of the total score. The rest of the points are awarded on

the quality of your solution to the problem. This means that if you have

correct answers for all problems - with no (or disorganized, or incomplete, or

unreadable) supporting work - you will fail miserably. If you have a few

incorrect answers, but well-organized, complete solutions that use proper

mathematical vocabulary and symbolism - you will generally do well. Use your

assignments as an opportunity to practice presenting well-organized

mathematical solutions to problems.

The majority of the errors that students make on tests and quizzes are

**not**calculus mistakes - they are algebra, geometry, and trigonometry mistakes.TAKE GOOD NOTES DURING EACH CLASS and keep organized .

Good notes are essential for success in any technical field. They are essential

for review - not only for tests, but also for the problems you will work that

evening!

BECOME AS SELF-SUFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE.

There are many students, and just one teacher, and time is too valuable

for you to just wait for help. Look in your text and your

notes for sample problems that might shed some light on your difficulty. Learn

tenacity - don't just "fold" at the first sign of difficulty!

BECOME PROFICIENT AT USING A GRAPHING CALCULATOR.

BECOME PROFICIENT AT

**NOT**USING YOUR GRAPHING CALCULATOR.
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