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Be Prepared for the AP Calculus Exam

Be Prepared for the AP Calculus Exam is your indispensable guide to scoring well on the Advanced Placement Calculus AB or BC exam. This book features an outstanding team of authors and practice exam contributors: veteran AP Calculus teachers who have served on the AP Calculus Test Development Committee and are College Board consultants, exam grading leaders, and AP award recipients.

Exam tips

An introductory chapter describes the exam format and requirements and offers essential tips for successful exam taking. Eight review chapters thoroughly cover all of the AB and BC material.

Practice questions and tests

Embedded in these chapters are more than two hundred multiple-choice and free-response questions with solutions that show you effective strategies and shortcuts. Five complete practice exams with answers and solutions (three AB and two BC exams) will give you plenty of practice material and help you decide whether to take the AB or BC exam.

Past Exam Questions

This book's companion web site contains annotated solutions to free-response questions from past AP exams. Whether you sit in the front row, the back row, or anywhere in between, Be Prepared will help you focus on the AP Calculus exam requirements, review the material, and fill the gaps in your knowledge. Review, practice, and take the AP Calculus exam with confidence, knowing that you are well prepared.


Be Prepared (Interactive Edition) is available to any student who can arrange internet access, either during school or at home. Students must have an up-to-date browser and must be online while studying. Multiple-choice answers are graded online, and results are available via an interactive gradebook. Sample questions are graded and the student is provided with a detailed explanation of the correct solution.

Please note that IMACS does not order AP exams for students. Obtaining a copy of the actual AP exam must be arranged through your school or you can visit the College Board's website here for more information.