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How to Use the Calc Medic AP Exam Review Courses

Updated: Feb 29

If you're wondering how to ensure that your students are well prepared for the AP Calculus and AP Precalculus Exams in May, you've come to the right place! The search for a comprehensive review strategy is over. Whether you have 5 days or 5 weeks to review, we hope you'll use the Calc Medic Review Courses to help your students crush the AP Calculus Exam or AP Precalculus Exam (check out a sneak peek of the AP Calculus review course and AP Precalculus review course).

If you are interested in signing up all of the students in your class, fill out a quote request:

As you are planning how to most effectively use the Review Course with your students, consider these three approaches:

1. Use class time for the Calc Medic Review Course

If you want to make sure that all of your students are watching the videos and trying the practice problems, build the review course right into your class time. Have students use laptops or their phones in class to work their way through the videos and practice questions on the review course.

Here is what the teacher would need to do to prepare:

  • Create a reasonable schedule for students based on how much time you have before the exam. We have pacing guides for teachers with 1, 2, or 4 weeks to review.

  • Make copies of the video guided notes and, if desired, the practice multiple choice questions, practice free response questions + rubrics. You will get access to these files once you have your class signed up.

At the end of each week, you can have students hand in or show you their completed guided notes, completed MC practice, and their completed (and self graded) free response questions. You can also check their progress within the platform itself, get data about how students performed on the multiple choice questions, and read their digital submissions of the free response questions.

2. Assign the Calc Medic Review Course as homework

Calc Medic has several review activities that you can do in your classes. Use class time for these awesome review activities and then ask students to complete assignments from the Review Course as homework. If you go this route, sticking to a schedule is critical, and it helps to hold students accountable for completing work. In this model, we still suggest having students hand in their completed guided notes, completed MC practice, and their completed (and self graded) free response questions as often as you feel is needed.

3. Offer the Calc Medic Review Course as an optional support

Maybe you already have your exam review routine dialed in. You have a set of activities that you know is going to get students ready. But there are always students that can benefit by having additional resources outside the classroom. The Review Course can be completed by individual students with a go-at-your-own-pace schedule. This way, students can spend extra time and energy in the areas they need the most help. While we have found that the accountability of doing the Review Course as a whole class has been most effective, making the course an optional resource can work for individual students who have the desire and motivation for extra practice.

Are only some students in your class using the course? We have a new feature that allows you to set up your own cohort and then invite students to pay for it individually.

Click on the appropriate Review Course and then choose the blue "Create Cohort" button under "Take with your own cohort".

Download this pdf for detailed instructions for AP Calculus:

2024 Create Your Own Cohort and Invite Students AP Calculus Review Course
Download PDF • 821KB

Download this pdf for detailed instructions for AP Precalculus:

2024 Create Your Own Cohort and Invite Students AP Precalculus Review Course
Download PDF • 961KB

Let's CRUSH this Exam in May!

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