CLEP Calculus

<p>Has anyone taken this?</p>

<p>I'm mildly concerned about what's going to pop up on the test. Apparently, this is a very unpopular examination to take. I've been trying to teach myself Calculus over my winter break and so far have had some very little difficulty with what I've learned so far (limits and derivatives). I'm about to start on integrals soon. The examination covers pretty much what would be covered in a Calculus 1 class in college. I've just been busting my butt making sure I know everything inside and out about derivatives. I have many resources at my disposal. One's a "free" online class with modules for AP Calculus AB/BC and another is also similar to that. I have used Khanacademy.org, justmathtutoring.com, mathhelpforum.com, and I have Thomas and Finney's 9th edition, Calculus Lifesaver by Adrian Banner, Calculus by Howard Anton, Calculus by Morris Kline, Calculus by Michael Spivak, The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems by Michael Kelley, the Calculus Dummy Series by Mark Ryan, and I also have, haha, The Calculus 1 & 2 tutor DVD's. I also have about 30 pre-cal textbooks.</p>

<p>These all seem to be popular mediums for learning Calculus and they were chosen places/books by myself, not just bought at random. I almost feel ridiculous to ask this, but is this going to be enough? I'd also appreciate any tips on learning Calculus. I have alotted in my schedule for 10 hours a day, which by a good chunk of the month I'll have 210 hours completed of actual study time. I'm very good at focusing, but if something bores me and seems too easy I have trouble with sitting there.</p>

<p>Here's a link to what's going to pop up:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/student/testing/clep/Calculus_Topics.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/student/testing/clep/Calculus_Topics.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Hopefully, you can find some helpful info here:</p>

<p>CLEP</a> Calculus</p>

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<p>Yes, thank you. That thread has been useful.</p>

<p>If you're still checking this thread I wanted you to know that my dd took and passed the CLEP calculus exam yesterday. </p>

<p>She used the REA calculus prep book to review after she completed her textbook. </p>

<p>How are you doing with your studying?</p>

<p>Did she do any special preparation to learn how to use the online calculator? Or is it pretty similar to the TI-83?</p>

<p>OP</p>

<p>I learned of this from a thread I started in the High School forum...</p>

<p>Khan</a> Academy</p>

<p>It is free and very good. I would assume if you could follow the instructor, you would know where you stand. </p>

<p>The Khan Academy is free and it is bascially a nice fellow lecturing on math through videos which have been posted to you tube. I would kick back and just see what you could naturally follow and then go from there. </p>

<p>I made a thread on the high school area of this site about how I was trying to help the mother of a pal of mine out with the placement test in math over at a CC. One of the high school folks informed me of the Khan Academy and now my pals mother is cool following things herself. It is a nice thing. Free. Nice enough fellow doing the instrction and whatnot. </p>

<p>Good luck :)</p>

<p>She did download and use the calculator. She said it was pretty intuitive to use.</p>

<p>She used the REA prep book for CLEP calculus after she finished her textbook.</p>

<p>The Calculus CLEP was pretty worrisome for me. I didn't sleep very well for a week before the exam, since it was really important for me to pass in order to graduate on time.
I only used the $10 CLEP study guide from the website and an old calc book to study. I think the list of topics given was mostly helpful for me to look over. If I recognized something, I didn't review it too hard. However, if there was something I'd never heard of (related rates of change was foreign to me), I crammed. I studied for two weeks before the test and I got a 60.</p>

<p>The exam itself is really old. The graphing calculator wasn't nearly as friendly as my TI-85, but it did the trick. If you are unsure of a question, do your best to eliminate impossible answers. Also, if you have no clue what the answer is to a question in the second section, it's really helpful to graph it and get even an idea of what the possible answer could be.</p>

<p>Khan Academy was also a TREMENDOUS help.</p>

<p>I hope this helps; there isn't much online material specifically for the calculus CLEP.</p>

<p>Hello,</p>

<p>See reccomendations there [CLEP</a> : Calculus preparation and study guides. Comments, ratings, feedback.](<a href=“http://myeducationpath.com/exams/68/Calculus.htm]CLEP”>CLEP : Calculus preparation and study guides. Comments, ratings, feedback.)</p>

Khan academy helps and Study your related rates and optimization! Memorize your unit circle it will make you more efficient. My last piece of advice is to recognize patterns it helps so much and makes studyingCalculus a breeze!

The REA book is VERY good. (I took the exam a while back.)