Super Free-Response Calculus Questions
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While multiple-choice calculus questions tend to focus on one concept, free-response questions can test multiple concepts. It is not unusual for such a question to test both use of derivatives and integrals.
Typical free-response questions on the AP® exam give a problem situation (called the stem) and then usually 3 or 4 subparts. And while the subparts are usually diverse, they are limited by time. In general, at most 15 minutes should be allocated to any free-response question and there are limited number of concepts that can be adequately tested in that time period.
Super Free-Response Questions!
These problems are inspired by past AP® exams but instead of the usual 4 subparts, these have 10 or more subparts. They allow a thorough investigation of the stem, possibly in areas that students hadn't considered. In short, everything but the kitchen sink has been thrown into these questions.
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IT IS ALL FREE, questions and solutions.
For each Super FRQ, there are 3 offerings:
AB Super FRQ's (double-click to download)
BC Super FRQ's (double-click to download)
There are 10 Super FRQ's, 6 in AB and 4 in BC. Some are calculators based and others are not.
The nice thing about these super free-response questions is that you can just give the students the link to this page and they are off on their own. It does not need you as the teacher to monitor. However, feel free to use these as teaching guides when you start reviewing.
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