# ♾️ 2023 AP Calculus AB/BC Study Plan and Progress Tracker

Welcome to this plethora of resources that cover everything you need to know for AP Calc AB and BC! This toolkit is constantly being updated with more resources! AP Calculus AB and BC are college-level calculus courses meant to substitute for two semesters of college calculus. You will learn differential and integral calculus by engaging with real-world problems.

🚨 All you need to know about the 2023 AP Calculus AB Exam and the 2023 AP Calculus BC Exam!

## The AP Calculus AB Exam

A breakdown of the AB exam by percentage.

Unit Exam Weighting (MCQ)
Unit 1: Limits and Continuity 10%–12%
Unit 2: Differentiation: Definition and Fundamental Properties 10%–12%
Unit 3: Differentiation: Composite, Implicit, and Inverse Functions 9%–13%
Unit 4: Contextual Applications of Differentiation 10%–15%
Unit 5: Analytical Applications of Differentiation 15%–18%
Unit 6: Integration and Accumulation of Change 17%–20%
Unit 7: Differential Equations 6%–12%
Unit 8: Applications of Integration 10%–15%

## The AP Calculus BC Exam

The AP Calc BC exam covers all the units that the AB exam does with two additional units at the end. Here’s a breakdown of the BC exam content by percentage.

Unit Exam Weighting (MCQ)
Unit 1: Limits and Continuity 4%–7%
Unit 2: Differentiation: Definition and Fundamental Properties 4%–7%
Unit 3: Differentiation: Composite, Implicit, and Inverse Functions 4%–7%
Unit 4: Contextual Applications of Differentiation 6%–9%
Unit 5: Analytical Applications of Differentiation 8%–11%
Unit 6: Integration and Accumulation of Change 17%–20%
Unit 7: Differential Equations 6%–9%
Unit 8: Applications of Integration 6%–9%
Unit 9: Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates, and Vector-Valued Functions 11%–12%
Unit 10: Infinite Sequences and Series 17%–18%

## Mathematical Practices for AB

By taking AP Calc AB, you’ll gain a variety of skills that will help you think and problem-solve like a mathematician.

Skill Description
1.  Implementing Mathematical Processes Determine expressions and values using mathematical processes.
2. Connecting Representations Translate mathematical information from a single representation.
3.  Justification Justify reasoning and solutions.
4.  Communication and Notation Use correct notation, language, and mathematical conventions.

## Mathematical Practices for BC

By taking AP Calc BC, you’ll build on the mathematical practices you developed in Calc AB to increase your ability to think and problem-solve like a mathematician. Differences between the skillsets are bolded.

Skill Description Exam Weighting (MCQ) Exam Weighting (FRQ)
1. Implementing Mathematical Processes Determine expressions and values using mathematical procedures and rules. 53%–66% 37%–59%
2. Connecting Representations Translate mathematical information from a single representation or across multiple representations. 18%–28% 9%–16%
3. Justification Justify reasoning and solutions. 11%–18% 37%–59%
4. Communication and Notation Use correct notation, language, and mathematical conventions to communicate results or solutions. Only assessed in the free-response section. 9%–20%

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