Build your base carefully
Many different types of students take AB Calculus. Very gifted math students whose school doesn’t offer BC calculus find themselves in this course along with students hoping to end their math career with this course (by testing out of college level calculus with AP credit). Some students who haven’t been exceptionally strong math students look to “push” themselves in their senior year and so they take this course. This course is challenging for all of these students, but is made easier with clear instruction and use of the calculator wherever possible. It is very important in this class to have regular review AP work throughout the semester so that no topics from the fall are forgotten by the time spring comes around.