AP Exam Review Online: AP Calculus AB

This online course is designed to help AP Calculus students prepare for their AP exams.

Taught by master AP Calculus teacher Melissa Burkhead, this review focuses on key perspectives that connect the topics of limits, the derivative, and its application, the integral and its application, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus in order for students to be prepared to take the AP Calculus AB Exam. By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • understand how calculus can be demonstrated graphically, analytically, numerically and verbally, as they appear on the AP Calculus AB Exam
  • apply the concepts of limits, differentiation, integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, as they are assessed on the AP Calculus AB Exam
  • communicate AP Calculus AB Exam topics and effectively explain solutions to problems in written sentences
  • review approximation rules and use graphing calculators effectively

The 2018 AP Calculus AB test date is Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Students will have an opportunity to interact with a master teacher to ask questions and clarify their understanding of the material in an optional online live, synchronous session held Monday, May 14, 2018.

Note: This course is a review for AP Calculus AB. Additional review courses include AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP World History, and AP U.S. History.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42488 Melissa Burkhead Online Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Instructor: Melissa Burkhead

Lead Instructor

Melissa Burkhead teaches Pre-AP Geometry, Pre-AP Pre-Calculus and BC Calculus at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas. She has been teaching secondary students for 24 years, including in Mexico City, the El Paso public schools, Austin’s magnet school program and the Episcopal school system. Ms. Burkhead has presented at numerous AP conferences and most recently represented The College Board with a special AP Calculus focus inboth Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. and Bogotá, Colombia. She is also a reader for the AP Calculus exam. She has contributed to the proceedings of the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics with articles titled “Linkages, Ellipses, and Elliptical Exercise Machines: Student Explorations,” and “Transforming Teacher Technology Use: Results from Summer Institute Training.” She holds a BA in mathematics and political science from Georgetown College and an MA in education (mathematics specialty) from The University of Texas at El Paso.  

Term: Spring/Summer 2019

Start Date: May 01, 2018

End Date: May 15, 2018

Fee: $70

Early Registration: $55 if registering by March 20

Combo Review Package: A $20 discount is offered for participants who register for an AP Exam Review Online course and the AP Exam Review at Rice. See the NOTES tab for more information.

This course offers an optional online live, synchronous question and answer session. This session will occur Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7-8:30 p.m. Central time.

This course utilizes the Canvas platform and includes the use of high-quality videos and a synchronous session in Blackboard Collaborate. For maximum performance, we recommend these system requirements for the Canvas platform. Additionally, the synchronous sessions in Blackboard Collaborate require a headset with a microphone. If your operating system does not meet the system requirements set forth, we cannot guarantee a quality learning experience. Please verify that your computer meets the minimum requirements prior to registering for the course.

This course is designed as a supplemental review for students preparing for their AP exams. It is not intended to be taken in lieu of an AP course.

Combo Review Package

Participants may receive a $20 discount when registering for any of the six AP Exam Review Online offerings and the AP Exam Review at Rice. Register for the AP Exam Review at Rice here. A discount promo code for the combo package will be provided in the confirmation email when registration is completed for the AP Exam Review at Rice.

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