AP Calculus AB

<p>I took college algebra through the high school's concurrent enrollment program and did very well (99.5%). This summer I am learning the trigonometry that I missed. Will AP Calculus AB be very difficult coming from this position? Would you recommend doing this? If so, what is the best review book and methods to handling this class? My senior year (next year) is going to be relatively easy. I have four AP classes which are AP Psychology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Government and maybe AP Calculus AB. My other classes are electives, except for Honors Physics and I also have a study hall period. Is AP Calculus doable? Also what trigonometry concepts are vital for this class? Thanks.</p>

<p>I just took the AP Calculus AB exam a couple of months ago. I felt it was really easy (I’m expecting a 5) and I retained basically nothing from my Math Analysis (Precalculus/Trig) Honors class. I don’t remember using any knowledge on the exam that I learned before my AP Calculus class at school. Basically all you really need is derivatives and integrals, which are all new concepts. The Princeton Review: Cracking the AP Calculus AB & BC exams is the review book I used and I found it to be extremely helpful for the multiple choice section of the exam. I also used the FRQs from AP Central to practice the free response section. The FRQs from past years modeled certain sections of the FRQs extremely closely. I don’t know that I would have been half as confident going into the exam as I was, if I didn’t have those two resources.</p>

<p>I also took the AP Calc AB exam this past May and I thought that it was pretty easy (Ihope to get a 4 or 5). Trig really isn’t that important. If it was covered on the exam at all, there couldn’t have been more than 5 questions about it. The majority of the concepts that you need to know for the exam should be covered by your teacher in the Calc class. But, I should let you know that while trig really wasn’t represented on the exam, there was plenty of trig in used in the textbook. (At least in the textbook I used) </p>

<p>Don’t sweat it.</p>