"Master the AP Calculus AB and BC Tests 2002" offers everything you could ever want (short of money tucked between the pages):
* Content reflecting all of the College Board mandated changes for the 2002-2003 tests
* In-depth explanations of everything on the AP Test, written so that you can actually understand every step of each solution—the book actually teaches you how to do all of the math
* A wide variety of problems that mirror the problem types asked on the AP test
* Hands-on activities which allow you to discover the simpler topics on your own—less memorizing and more understanding
* Extremely detailed answers to EVERY SINGLE problem in the textbook from the easiest example to the hardest AP sample problem
* Four complete sample AP tests—two AB and two BC tests, plus the sample tests contain outstanding practice Free Response questions designed with past AP tests in mind
* Technology sections in every chapter which teach you how to use your TI-83 or TI-83+ calculator (the most popular by far at the current time) on the AP test, including step-by-step directions
* (Believe it or not) humor! Look at the excerpt also in this listing
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
There are a lot of AP Calculus books on the market. In fact, if you laid them end to end starting at your bedroom door, it'd probably be hard to make your way to the bathroom with the lights off.
However, that did not stop me from writing yet another. It begs the question: "For the love of humanity, why?" The answer is easy. None of the books on the market offered what I needed as an AP Calculus teacher.
Some of those books are incredibly rigorous and way too difficult for the average student to understand. Furthermore, the answers they offer to their exercises are often as illuminating as "(C) -- hint: divide." Other books are very readable, but there is no variety in the problems, so they don't really reflect just how amazingly difficult some AP Test problems really are. Some of the books didn't even include any Free Response questions in their practice exams, and they make up half of the test! All of the books shared one common trait, though: they're not really very funny. If I have learned one thing as a public school teacher, it's that learning is much more entertaining with humor.
And then there was light.
This book contains everything you need to not only pass the AP test, but also everything you need to understand calculus, whether you are in high school or college.About the Author:
W. Michael Kelley is an award-winning mathematics teacher from Southern Maryland. He enjoys long walks on the beach, dinner by candlelight, and Judge Judy (but not by candlelight).
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Book Description Arco, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110768907373