Multiple Choice Questions To Prepare For The AP Calculus AB Exam
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The MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS TO PREPARE FOR THE AP CALCULUS AB EXAM consists of SIX multiple-choice examinations.
Each of these Exams has 45 multiple-choice questions, divided into two separate non-calculator (30 questions) and calculator sections (15 questions).
The book also includes space for students to do their work directly underneath each problem and an Answer Key.
Every problem has been specifically designed and written to reflect actual exam questions and to comprehensively test all of the subject matter. They will familiarize you with the format of the test and provide you with the tools to master the Multiple Choice Section.
This AP Calculus test prep book also contains a comprehensive list of definitions, formulas and theorems, and helpful tips for the AP test.
This is the third edition of the book which reflects the recent changes in the College Board requirements for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Testimonials by Teachers
"As an AP Calculus teacher, I used this workbook, Mathboat lecture notes, Mathboat Teacher Package, and practice AP exams from the college board website. My school's pass rate on the AP exam increased significantly. "- Justin Parra
"This past school year was my 4th year teaching AP Calculus AB. I had been unhappy with many other review books so decided to give this one a try. I was much happier using this review book compared to others. I thought it gave my students good multiple choice questions to practice. Overall, my scores increased. Not sure if it was all from the book - but we will definitely be using it again next year!" -JAndy
"This is our first year to use this workbook but both my students and myself are really learning a lot about how the AP board formats the multiple choice exam. I expect to see a drastic increase in scores just due to being so much better prepared. In fact, we are going to teach BC Calculus next year and I just ordered her BC material because we have utilized the AB so much! "- Kristie Hubbard
"This book is an outstanding source for multiple choice practice questions. There are five exams worth - nearly 250 questions. They've been updated to the four answer choice format. I use them with Plickers for an immediate feedback situation. "- Kimberly Olson
"This book is absolutely wonderful. I find the questions in this book are a tad bit more challenging then the AP test and thoroughly prepares the students for the multiple choice part of the exam. My students thought the multiple choice was easy after using this book to prepare! "
- Tami Ackerson
"The mutliple choice questions in this book are very well written and clearly reflect some of the changes on the AP Calculus AB exam, such as rewriting Riemann sums as definite integrals and the use of L'Hopital's Rule. I would definitely recommend this book to my students as a practice resource when studying for the AP exam." - Elizabeth Waite
"Excellent review book for students! There is a mix of questions of all different levels that really prepare students for the exam. I have been using this book for a few years now with my students and the questions are great!" -Elizabeth Chalanick
"This book was very helpful for me to use as my students reviewed. I very much like the accompanying PowerPoint that explains each question in detail. I also asked my students how hard the test was in comparison and they told me the actual test was easier, which is what I like to hear. I also felt the problems were more difficult than I expected the exam to be, and feel this harder difficulty is very useful in preparation for AP exams"- Shaylah Smith
"I used your workbooks last year and saw an increase in scores from 3s to 4s and 5s." -Melody P.
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"The Mathboat power point docs were very helpful to help practice key concepts. In addition, I do like the quality and variety of questions in your book. I’ll be honest and say there were times when my students thought they were challenged a bit too much. Now that they have sat for a practice exam though, I believe they comprehend why the challenge exists." - Thomas Meany.
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"Good collection of problems. I really like hearing students discuss the ideas behind some of them." - Tricia G.
"I have a copy of the book and absolutely love it. I often use it for tests and problem sets – the style and set of the problems is exactly what I was looking for." -Michael G
"My students definitely felt that these problems were rigorous and helped them prepare for the AP exam..." -Jmcrthy
"I absolutely love these practice multiple choice questions. They are exactly what I am looking for and much better than ones I have seen in other practice m.c. books . ... yours really seem to hit the right balance of challenge and accessibility. This is a book I would actually feel confident recommending that my students purchase. I cannot say that for any of the other books I have looked at." - Liz W.
"9 out of my 10 students who took the AB exam made 3 or better. Five of those made a 5!!! My students felt very prepared after using the AB review book as well as the MCQ worksheets throughout the year. All but one (the one who made a 2-who also never did homework *rolls eyes* lol) said they were confident going into this exam." -Pamela
“Students who can work all the problems in this book correctly would undoubtedly do very well on the AP Calculus AB exam…”- Peggy F.
“I use this a lot when I prepare my students for the AP Exam. Questions are very similar to the actual AP.” -Noemi Famador
"This book is a great resource to help students practice AP like questions in order to prepare for the exam." - Heidi E.
“I am a high school Calculus teacher with 8 years of experience. Every year I teach the class I enjoy it more, and 3 years ago I started adopting this material to supplement what I was already using. It is really great because it forces my students to think about each of the concepts they learned…I want them to be able to apply what they are learning to types of problems they have not seen before. This book (and the teacher curriculum that Rita sells) has become an invaluable resource for me to reach my goal. As a bonus (and proof) I have seen my students' scores on the AP Calculus test skyrocket…I would highly recommend this material.” -Garrett Hageman
"My students are getting use to AP style questions by using this book and their grades have already improved (the semester is only 3 months old at this point)." Jason C
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"Excellent resource, well organized and great supplement to AP Calculus" - Linda Ageeb
“This is an excellent resource for AP Calculus! The questions are well written and very challenging. After completing these, the students are well prepared for any type and style of questions asked on the AP exam… There is a nice list of formulas included in the book.” -Amy Edmonson
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I have already purchased a copy of your Multiple Choice Questions to Prepare for the AP Calculus AB Exam for each of my students for next year." -Kim O.
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"I have been teaching AP Calculus for 6 years now, and I'm finding that the greatest thing to help the students is to finish the curriculum as early as possible and then do past problems, past problems and more past problems. There are plenty of released free response questions to work with, but the number of available multiple choice that are well written is low (all the recent ones are secure and problematic to use). That's where your books come in! ..." - Gregg K.
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Testimonials By Students
This is book is the optimal studying tool for the AP Calculus AB Test. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to prepare for the exam. The questions in the book are formatted in the same way that the AP Calculus AB Test asks so you will be ready for the type of questions that will be asked. For any student striving to score a 5 on AP Calc AB this is great tool. - Kangaroo T.
"An absolutely amazing book that prepared me for all the questions I would face on the AP CALCULUS AB exam! I just received my AP result and am so delighted to share that I got a 5!!! I definitely recommend this book along with the solutions as it prepares you very well for the multiple choice section of the AP exam. Thank you so much!" -Hanan.
This is the perfect preparation book for the AP calculus exam. It provides questions that are very realistic and same style as the AP test. I would recommend that all students studying for the AB and BC exams buy this book. - Baltej Singh
"I used this book to help me prepare for my AP Test and it helped me get a 5 on it. The questions were more complex than the ones I have been practicing originally and that really helped me understand problems I haven’t seen yet." - Brian Huffman
The questions in this book are extremely well thought out and accurately simulate questions of the real AP test. It covers a lot of materials and really is a useful aid in preparation for the calculus ab exam. - Subu B.
"I felt like the book prepared me well for the test because the questions were harder than what I was used to and it helped me to see problems I haven’t practiced before! Thanks so much!"- Chelsea H.
After getting this book and trying out the problems, I found that it is unparalleled to other calculus prep books such as Princeton Review or Barron's - this book is the one to buy if you want to feel wholly prepared for the test! Compiled from years of experience, the book offers comprehensive problems that very accurately represent problems given on the actual AP test, and both questions and answer explanations are very detailed and easy to understand. I definitely recommend buying this book! - Amazon customer
This book offers challenging, and insightful questions that readily prepares users for the AP Calculus AB Exam. In addition, the problems offer clarification on topics covered in class as well as practice for tests. To solidify your Calculus AB foundation and ensure a high score on the AP test, I strongly recommend buying this book. - Andy H.
Works as an ideal supplement to the Calc AB lecture notes. Unlike other pep books like Barron's, every problem is given ample amount of space to work on. No separate notebook required. - Ling Wu
"This book was amazing. Even though I was taking the BC class/exam, all the problems were still helpful. The problems are so very similar to the problems on the actual test. With this book, I was able to get a 5 on the exam. "- Amazon customer
I found this book really helpful; using the sample exams got me a 5 on the AP exam. They're effective and comprehensive and I'd recommend using this to practice. - Yianchun Y.
"This book contains all variety of problems that appear on the AP Calculus test. This practice book is thorough and well organizes. Great resource!" - Drumil Munshi
Amazing book to study for the AP exam. Contains every type of problem, so you are garanteed to get a 5. Highly recommended!- Bimba Rao
I have used these problems to help prepare for the first final in my calculus BC class. The topics covered were accurate to what I learned in the first semester, so it was a useful practice tool. The problems were similar to the type of problems that I saw later on the BC AP test, so I would say that this would be a good resource for the AB AP test as well. - Qun Shi
Great cohesive textbook for preparing for the AP Calculus exam!It has a variety of questions that cover all the needed topics for the test. Each practice test is challenging and really requires a strong background in AP Calculus, similar to the real AP test. Would recommend to anyone taking the AP Calculus AB and BC exams! - Betty
If you are looking for an AP Calc review book, this is the one for you. I would highly recommend this book to anyone preparing to take the AP exam or for anyone who wants to prepare for the class. It is a valuable book for anyone wanting to further their knowledge in Calculus. - AN
“This book is great preparation for the AP exam. Each problem helps solidify concepts…” -Soumen S.
"After doing all 5 practice exams in your book and using the ppt solutions, the multiple choice section was a breeze for me!" -Sej P.
"The multiple choice practice problems are a great representation of the problems on the actual exam. It covers all the major types of problems presented in the exam, and overall, does a very thorough job of preparing you for the AP exam. I would highly recommend this book if you are going to take the AP test." - Hari
"Amazing book ... 5 practice tests that are very similar to the Actual AP questions ... you feel you are doing the actual AP exam and sure that this is the best book that guarantees that you will score a 5 with no doubt ... There is also a CD available for order that shows the detailed solutions for every question ... I find as well that the CD is extremely helpful as the solutions in the CD are presented in an amazing way .... There is no book in the market better than this one ... Thanks to the author Ms. Rita as she puts her 18 years of teaching AP calculus in this book and her other publications." - Mohammad
"I used this book to prepare myself for the AP Calculus BC exam as some content in AP Calculus overlaps. This book is extremely helpful and is decently harder than the actual AP Calculus BC exam. There are a variety of problem types with varying difficulty. In most of the exams, problems develop from easy to hard. Given that you take the time to do exercises from this book, you should have no problem on the actual AP Calculus BC or AB exam." - Amazon customer
"This book definitely prepared me well for the AP test, especially since many of the problems were very similar. As a calculus student, I have found that these problems helped immensely in my ability to learn/understand and use concepts learned in class. I also appreciate that it is clear, focused, and is arranged into multiple tests/problem sets that help me organize my study plans accordingly." -Melissa
"Excellent practice for a student aiming for a 5 on the AP exam! The content is stellar and extensive. The practice problems cover all of the topics on the AP exam in a organized, concise manner--not too convoluted and unnecessarily complicated, yet not too basic either. Some of the many concepts that are covered are derivatives and integrals (ie with trigonometric functions, logs, natural logs), solids of revolution (calculating area and volume), interpreting and comparing graphs, finding concavities, point of inflections, extrema, and critical points, and interpreting slope fields. The problems sometimes require a combination of calculus concepts, making sure that the student will develop a strong grasp of what is expected. The answer choices were also thoughtfully chosen to be tricky like the AP exam, so students who use this practice book will truly get the full and necessary experience. The book's calculator and non calculator practice sections are perfect as mock exams: just what a student needs to understand the concepts and score a 5. Overall, a highly recommended book that is genuinely intended to help students practice the most effective way possible."- Amazon customer
"This book has great practice for the AP test and the questions were just like what was on the real thing" -Soflina Wilhite.
"I used this book to study for the AP exam and it was a great help! The questions offer a unique variety of problems that were slightly harder than the ones found on the real test. I was not surprised that I received a 5 and I highly recommend this book to anybody who plans to take the AP Calculus AB exam."-Angela L.
"The multiple choice questions in the MathBoat workbook were very helpful in preparing for the multiple choice portion of the test. The questions were challenging and definitely gave me a sense of how the multiple choice was going to be! I felt good after taking that multiple choice portion! The PowerPoint solutions were very helpful, as they gave step by step solutions to help me see where I had gone wrong on some questions and also gave a different way of approaching some of the problems, which was really helpful because some of the solutions helped me make less errors and do the problem faster. I would definitely recommend this to anyone and I have already bought the AP Calculus BC workbook also! Thank you very much! :)" - Kavitha V
“I had completed these problems while studying for the AP Calculus exam last year, and after working through all of them, the exam was a breeze. Working through these problems made the AP Exam feel like the 6th practice test from Rita Korsunsky's book. Today I recommend this book to friends studying calculus--There is simply no better way to prepare for the AP calculus exam than doing these problems.”- Irene
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"If you're looking for a book with enough questions that are representative of the AP test, then you should use this book. The questions were challenging enough to test me on how well I knew the content of the test. In the end, I got a 5 on the AP test thanks to these books :)"- Wendy
"If you are looking for a collection of hundreds of multiple choice questions, this is THE review book for you. ... As an AP Calculus AB student myself, I can confirm that this book helped supplement my studying immensely. My teacher at school did not provide any review materials and it's difficult to gather a bunch of problems in one place. This book was exactly what I needed. It's clear and focused. Overall, I definitely recommend this for any AP Calculus student, whether they are studying for the AP Test or just their final exam." - Asis
"The multiple choice questions inside the book are perfect practice for anyone wishing to take the AP Calculus AB Exam. ...the problems have been instrumental to me for both the class and the AP exam. It prepares you for practically every type of multiple choice problem you will see on the actual exam, so you will be more than ready to score high." -Amazon customer
"I used this book to prepare for my AP Exam in May. Although I took Calculus BC, the problems in this book were great review tools, especially for the first semester finals/midterms. I would recommend buying this book as soon as school starts to have time to work through all the problems. It covered all the problems on all the AB portion of the BC test. Completing this book thoroughly is one of the biggest reasons I was able to earn a 5 on the AP Exam!" - BSRI
“The book was very useful. I would like to say that the teacher is really understand what students do not know and need even thought the teacher have not taught me. Questions in the book was touching in my heart because I can feel that the teacher has widely knowledge about mathematic and some of the questions are very challenging for me. btw, I finally have achieved 5 in AP Calculus AB in 2014. Thank you so much.” -Hy Wan
“… provides a convenient list of tips…But, they are not the useless (or at least relatively useless) "try to eliminate options and guess, get a good night's sleep" tips that are commonly repeated in all test prep books. This list provides tips that actually actively improve your score. Like how to phrase a certain sentence to keep from loosing points.” -Sahil H
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"I have used these problems to help prepare for the first final in my calculus BC class. The topics covered were accurate to what I learned in the first semester, so it was a useful practice tool. The problems were similar to the type of problems that I saw later on the BC AP test, so I would say that this would be a good resource for the AB AP test as well." - Qun Shi.
"These practice examinations covered everything relevant to the AP Calculus test, from simpler conceptual problems to challenging ones that required a deep understanding of the topic. Very useful for preparing for the exam."- Em.
"Great cohesive textbook for preparing for the AP Calculus exam!
It has a variety of questions that cover all the needed topics for the test. Each practice test is challenging and really requires a strong background in AP Calculus, similar to the real AP test." - Betty
"I found this book really helpful; using the sample exams got me a 5 on the AP exam. They're effective and comprehensive and I'd recommend using this to practice." - Jianchuan Yi
"This exam book contains all the toughest problems that appear on the AP exam. I love how each question shows a different concept, and not one question is a useless one. It has a plethora of questions originating from unique concepts in Calculus AB and is very clear and convenient to use. If you were looking to an amazing Calculus AB practice book, you just found one." - Asma M.
"This book covers every type of problem that you will see on the AP exam." - Cindy Y
"If you are looking for an AP Calc review book, this is the one for you. I would highly recommend this book to anyone preparing to take the AP exam or for anyone who wants to prepare for the class. It is a valuable book for anyone wanting to further their knowledge in Calculus."-An.
"This book, along with her AP Calculus Interactive Lectures is everything a student needs to score well on the AP Calculus Exam.The book comes with 5 full practice examinations for the multiple choice section part of the AP Calculus AB Exam. There is plenty of space for you to work directly in the book. I think the best thing about this book is that the questions actually mimic the type of questions that will appear on the AP Calculus Exam. From my experience, they will provide an accurate gauge as to how well you will do when it comes to the real thing. In the back of the book, there is a list of formulas and tips. The tips are very different from the ones you will see in other test prep books... these tips focus on specific details such as differences in notation or wording that you must not have mixed up. The tips in the back of this book are a must read!" -A.C.
"This book is awesome! It covers all the material you'll need to score a 5 on the AP exam, and if you finish all of these, you'll definitely be more than prepared....I would also recommend ... her Interactive Lectures that explain how to solve these problems. Highly, highly recommended!"
"The Mathboat AB Multiple Choice question workbook is ... helping you reinforce concepts and get an extra practice. With this book, I scored a 5 in my AB subscore for the BC test! I felt really prepared for both my calculus finals and the AP exam." -Yue Chen
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"The problems in this book are extensive and thoughtfully picked - each one is in there for a reason. All cover an important concept or type of problem that 100% will show up on the AP test. The most time effective way to study for the test and receive a 5."- Ram
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"I would recommend this book to anyone studying for the AP exam. This book has 5 well rounded practice tests along with tips for the exam that are bound to significantly help students in preparation for the AP exam." -Abdulla Yusuf
"...The practice tests in this book are very similar to the actual AP exam, and allowed me to get a 5. It was especially helpful because the practice questions cover such a large variety of calculus concepts, and I could review ones that I had forgotten. I highly recommend this book!" -Kenny
"I was initially struggling in my calculus class and was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to do well on the AP Test. However, I got this book and it helped me get much better. There are MANY great practice problems that helped me master difficult concepts such as solids of revolution. I was so delighted to see my 5 on the AP test. Defininitely a should-buy. Thank you Rita Korsunsky!" -Nick
Testimonials By Parents
My son scored high on his recent AP Calculus AB exam and I think thus workbook was a key component to his success. When he began practicing with the multiple choice workbook he was getting maybe 25% right. But by the end of the workbook he was getting closer to 60% right. He even made the comment when he came home from taking the test that the multiple choice was straightforward and there were no problems that he didn’t know what to do with. There are a lot of resources for free response questions on the college board website. But this workbook really fills in the gap for multiple choice problems. Great resource!!" -Jennifer Martinez
"Excellent Book. I used the AP Calculus AB Lecture Notes: Calculus Interactive Lectures Vol.1 (AP Calculus Lecture Notes)to teach my daughter AP Calculus AB. Then I used Multiple Choice Questions To Prepare For The AP Calculus AB Exam: 2018 Calculus AB Exam Preparation workbook to have her practice MCQ along with the released college board exams. I also had her practice FRQ using the college board released exams. The approach was very effective and she scored a 5. Don't forget to purchase the solutions (if you need them) from the mathboat website. If you finish this book diligently and really understand the solution to each of the questions, I am sure will breeze through the MCQ portion of the AP Calculus AB. My review does not show as verified purchase as I had purchased the book from Mathboat directly. I have absolutely have no affiliation with Mathboath but am just a happy parent grateful to Mathboat for making such wonderful teaching materials available." - S. M.
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"My daughter used problems from this book to help her prepare for her AP Calculus first semester final. Great problems and definitely a great source of extra help for anyone who wants a good variety of problems. A worthy investment!" -Cindy
My daughter got 5 in AP Calculus AB. Mathboat multiple choice book and Interactive lectures were very helpful. We will be buying Mathboat BC books for next year as well. We would highly recommend Mathboat workbook for other students. -Mohan D.
These practice examinations covered everything relevant to the AP Calculus test, from simpler conceptual problems to challenging ones that required a deep understanding of the topic. Very useful for preparing for the exam. - emom
"My son got a ‘4’ on his AP Calculus AB exam about which he is very happy. He would recommend the book to others. I am going to order the book and CD for his AP calculus BC exam for next year." -Anna G
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