APSI: AP Calculus AB for New and Experienced Teachers, Week 2

This APSI will include in-depth coverage of the 2018 AP exam and address the changes to be made on the AP Calculus Exam itself and will examine the new topics to be covered. 

Lovett Hall at Rice University with sunshine

New teachers will review basic Calculus derivative and integral rules. Experienced teachers will explore the subtle changes and additions in the new curriculum framework to best prepare students for success on the AP exam.

Methods of introducing difficult concepts, as well as worksheets and student activities, will be shared. These exercises will facilitate conceptual understanding, which is, necessarily, the goal. 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. All topics will be approached both with and without the calculator.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42787 Wanda Savage On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Instructor: Wanda Savage

Lead Consultant

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 eighteen 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 from Lamar University and a Master of Arts in mathematics from Sam Houston State University.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: July 24, 2018

End Date: July 27, 2018

Schedule: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $555 Tuition includes College Board Exam Resources, course materials, parking and lunch.

Early Registration: $505 if registering by April 9

Late Registration: $605 if registering after June 25

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30