AP Calculus Resources

The following textbooks include both reform and traditional calculus representations:

Anton, Howard. Calculus – Early Transcendentals, 8th edition. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 2005.  ISBN:  047147244

Best, George.  Calculus:  Concepts and Calculators.  Venture Publishing Co., Andover, MA, 2000.    ISBN:  188601809X

Finney, Demana, Waits, Kennedy. Calculus – Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic, 3rd edition.  Pearson Education/Prentice Hall, 2007.

Foerster, Paul. Calculus: Concepts and Applications, 2nd edition.  Key Curriculum Press, Berkeley, CA, 2004.  ISBN:  1-55953-654-3

Hughes-Hallett, Deborah.  Calculus Single and Multiple Variable, 5th edition.  John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 2008. 

        ISBN:  978-0-470-08914-

Larson, Ron. Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 9th edition. McDougal Littell, 2010. 

        ISBN:  0-547-21289-

Ostebee, Arnold, Paul Zorn.  Calculus from Graphical, Numerical, and Symbolic Points of View, 2nd edition. McDougal Littell, 2001. 

        ISBN:  0-618-24788-

Rogawski, Jon.  Calculus, Early Transcendentals.  W. H. Freeman, 2007. 

        ISBN:   0-7167-7267-

Stewart, James. Calculus:  Concepts and Contexts, 4th edition.  Brooks/Cole Publishing Co., Pacific Grove, CA, 2009.  ISBN:  0495557420

Sean Bird has a fabulous website which includes Stuff You Must Know Cold for the AP Calculus exam, tutorials on how to use TI-NSpire technology, Study Cards for calculus, Smartboard files, and lots of everyday stuff to use in an AP Calculus class.

The following supplementary textbooks are spectacular for the AP Calculus classroom:

  • Calculus Mysteries & Thrillers by R. Grant Woods, published by the MAA

  • Calculus Problems for a New Century edited by Robert Fraga,  published by the MAA

  • Learning By Discovery edited by Anita Solow,  published by the MAA

  • Problems for Student Investigation edited by Michael B. Jackson & Michael B. Ramsay,  published by the MAA

  • Readings for Calculus edited by Underwood Dudley, published by the MAA

  • Student Research Projects in Calculus by Marcus Cohen, Edward D. Gaughan, Arthur Knoebel, Douglas S. Kurtz, and David Pengelley, published by the MAA

  • Work Smarter Not Harder by Sam Gough, Mary Ann Gore, Debbie Crawford and Jill Gough, published by Venture Publishing