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We've Got Your Syllabus for AP Precalc!

Updated: 2 days ago

Gearing up to teach a new AP course can be daunting. Our goal at Calc Medic is to make sure you have everything you need to teach AP Precalculus. This includes lessons for every day of class, assessments, and plenty of review activities to prepare your students for the AP Exam.


One additional step AP teachers must take every year is to complete the College Board Course Audit. This process involves:



  1. Committing to teach the CED

  2. Submitting a textbook

  3. Uploading a course syllabus



The syllabus the College Board is looking for may not be the one you hand out to students at the beginning of the school year. Instead, it is a detailed document outlining how you intend to teach your course to ensure that all the CED topics in Units 1-3 are covered, as well as how you will support students in fostering the mathematical practices outlined for AP Precalculus.


We've written up a syllabus for anyone planning to use the Calc Medic materials that provides all of this information. Download it below and be one step closer to submitting your course audit!


Download Syllabus



Note: This syllabus has been revised (6/3/24) after receiving an initial round of feedback. You'll want to make sure you're accessing the most up-to-date version.


What About a Textbook?

The College Board currently requires that students have access to a textbook in an online or print format. At our school, we had already ditched the textbook altogether in Precalculus and we don’t see any reason to bring one back. The new AP Precalculus course has several content items that are not contained in our old book (regression, semi-log plots, concavity, selecting function models, among others), but more importantly, Calc Medic resources provide all the benefits that a textbook would traditionally provide.


If you are using our syllabus, our suggestion is to simply list “Calc Medic” as the textbook.


Update: Calc Medic has officially been approved by the College Board as meeting the "textbook" requirement!

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Sarah Carvellas
Sarah Carvellas
May 31

You're the best! Thank you!

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