# Can I skip AP Calc AB?

## Can I skip AP Calc AB?

When it comes to the AP Calculus classes, you have three options: you can take AB and BC Calculus as a sequence, take AB Calculus only, or skip AB Calculus and go straight to BC Calculus. The reason you can take one or the other is because AB and BC aren’t totally different classes.

## Is AP Calc hard AB?

We surveyed 41 students about the difficulty of AP Calculus. Of those who considered themselves somewhat of a “math person,” AP Calculus AB was moderately difficult (average score: 3.42). Of those who did not consider themselves a “math person,” AP Calculus AB was also moderately difficult (average score: 3.5).

**Is the AP Calc AB exam worth it?**

The AP® Calculus AB exam is worth your time and effort for both academic and financial reasons. AP® courses allow you to leave high school with college credits. They also provide you with the confidence and skills needed to be successful when you enter college.

**Is a 3 on AP Calc good?**

Receiving a 3, 4, or 5 is generally accepted as scoring well on an AP® exam. According to the College Board a 3 is ‘qualified,’ a 4 ‘well qualified,’ and a 5 ‘extremely well qualified.

### Is AP Calculus AB harder than AP statistics?

Is AP Stats harder than AP Calc AB? if you have a knack for Data and Interpretation, you might find Statistics easy. But, there is a general consensus that Statistics is harder than Calculus. AP Stats is more time consuming and boring but the work is easy.

### Is AP Calc AB harder than AP stats?

The content covered in AP Statistics is generally considered easier and more manageable than that of the two AP Calculus exams. Many students have learned some statistical concepts in previous math classes, and they often find the concepts easier to understand than other math subjects such as calculus or geometry.

**Is AB Calc easy?**

The AP Calculus AB exam is historically one of the hardest AP exams to pass. Its passing rate may look high at 58%, but that’s because it’s one of the less popular AP exams with a smaller self-selected group of students taking the exam.

**Are there any free answers for the 1998 AP Calculus exam?**

The College Board provided answers for the free-response questions in a separate document, but there is no official answer key available for the 1998 exam’s multiple-choice section. The answer key linked below is unofficial, but no one has publicly disagreed with any of the answers, so it’s highly likely that it’s correct.

## Can you use a calculator on the AP exam?

You can only use a calculator for certain sections of the AP exam. Both released exams have the same total number of multiple-choice and free-response questions as the current exam. However, the 1998 test does not have separate parts for the free-response section, and students were allowed to use a calculator to answer all six questions.

## When to reproduce AP Calculus free response questions and solutions?

When educators reproduce this publication for non-commercial, face-to-face teaching purposes, the following source line must be included: AP Calculus Free-Response Questions and Solutions 1989 – 1997. Copyright © 2003 by the College Entrance Examination Board. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. apcentral.collegeboard.com.

**Are there any practice questions for Calculus AB?**

Besides the complete practice tests discussed above, there are no full official multiple-choice sections available, but you can check out these official sample questions for Calculus AB. (The questions start on page 5, and there are Calculus BC questions listed after the AB questions; be sure you’re not accidentally looking at those.)