This APSI is offered for the experienced Calculus teacher who has attended at least one Advanced Placement Summer Institute in Calculus. It will include in-depth coverage of the 2017 AP exam and address the changes to be made on the AP Calculus Exam itself and will examine the new topics to be covered. Methods of introducing difficult concepts, as well as student activities, will be shared. The importance of written justification of problem solutions and correct presentation of student’s answers to ensure credit is earned will be addressed as well.
Discussion topics will include methods of instilling higher level thinking and conceptual understanding, as well as strategies for writing practice AP Exam questions. All topics will be approached both with and without the calculator.
Wanda Savage has taught AP Calculus AB and BC for over twenty years in the public school arena, and is currently teaching Calculus AB at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston. She is a Calculus and Pre-AP Math consultant for the College Board and the National Math and Science Initiative, who has presented at numerous conferences and has led AP summer institutes at Rice University, Bentley College and Bridgewater State University in Boston, Texas Christian University, Texas A&M University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Auburn University, as well as Washburn University.
For sixteen years Ms. Savage has been involved in the Calculus AP Exam Grading having held positions as reader, table leader and question team member. She received the College Board’s AP Special Recognition Award in 2001 and again in 2008. She was a semi-finalist for the O-Donnell Texas AP Teacher of the Year award in 2008.
Ms. Savage received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics degree from Lamar University and a Master of Arts in Mathematics degree from Sam Houston State University.