## What topics are covered in AP Calculus BC exam?

Topics may include:

- Determining the average value of a function using definite integrals.
- Modeling particle motion.
- Solving accumulation problems.
- Finding the area between curves.
- Determining volume with cross-sections, the disc method, and the washer method.
- Determining the length of a planar curve using a definite integral.

**How difficult is AP Calculus BC?**

Of those who considered themselves a “math person,” AP Calculus AB was not very difficult (average score: 2.04), and AP Calculus BC was slightly difficult (average score: 2.64). Of those who considered themselves somewhat of a “math person,” AP Calculus AB was moderately difficult (average score: 3.42).

**What topics are in Calc BC?**

AP Calculus BC includes topics from AP Calculus AB, such as integrals and the fundamental theorem of calculus, plus other concepts such as parametric equations, polar and vector functions and series.

### Is AP Calculus BC the hardest?

Finally, AP Calculus BC is the toughest AP math exam, if not one of the hardest AP exams period. AP Calculus AB is also challenging, but covers less material and moves more slowly.

**Is Calculus an AP class?**

The College Board offers three Advanced Placement classes in math: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics.

**Who Needs AP Calculus BC?**

Students can choose to take Calculus BC after first taking Calculus AB. (This is the standard pathway for many school districts.) This ensures that when students take Calculus BC they have already been exposed to the main concepts and can focus on the more difficult concepts to ensure they get a 5 on the AP exam.

#### Why is BC calculus so hard?

So Calculus BC is not necessarily more difficult than Calculus AB. BC Calculus has to move faster because it covers more material, which is what makes it more intense than AB. Some schools teach AP Calculus BC in two class periods to fit in all the material or have more intensive summer assignments.

**What does BC Calc stand for?**

Purpose. According to the College Board, Calculus BC is a full-year course in the calculus of functions of a single variable. It includes all topics covered in Calculus AB plus additional topics…

**What do you need to know about AP Calculus BC?**

As always, you have the flexibility to organize the course content as you like. The AP Calculus BC framework included in the course and exam description outlines distinct skills, called mathematical practices, that students should practice throughout the year—skills that will help them learn to think and act like mathematicians. 1.

## When is the AP Calculus CED going to be updated?

The CED was updated in the summer of 2020 to include scoring guidelines for the example questions. This document details the updates made to the course and exam description (CED) in September 2019. It includes printable copies of the updated pages, which can be used as replacement sheets in your CED binder.

**What is the pacing guide for AP Calculus?**

This pacing guide (.pdf/161.46 MB), designed for classrooms that have only completed approximately 25% of typical course content by January, can help students develop their knowledge and skills by May.