Preparing Students for Advanced Placement Calculus AB

AP 507.100 Jim Bohan

This workshop provides teachers with the tools they need to implement effective AP Calculus AB course. During this training, teachers will explore the mathematical practices for AP Calculus (MPACs) and the components of the curriculum framework as detailed in the Course and Exam Description (CED) document, including the big ideas, enduring understandings, learning objectives, and essential knowledge. Participants will explore the new resources provided by the College Board and from their peers. Participants will understand how to use activities that organize the course content to develop students’ proficiencies in the skills identified by the curriculum framework. Each participant will work on a course plan that will help them decide how they will teach the skills and content for their own AP Calculus AB courses.


Jim Bohan

Jim Bohan

Jim Bohan is a retired assessment specialist and member of the core team of the Pennsylvania Value-added Assessment System. Jim also has served as the chair of the core team of the Pennsylvania Standards-Aligned System in Mathematics. He is a veteran of 38 years of high school mathematics teaching and has served as a K-12 mathematics coordinator in two school systems. Jim has been an adjunct instructor of mathematics and statistics at several colleges and universities in Illinois and his present home of Pennsylvania. Jim is a consultant to the College Board for AP Calculus and AP Statistics. He has served as a reader for both calculus and statistics and as a table leader for statistics. In addition, he has served on the AP Statistics Test Development Committee. He continues to be a frequent presenter at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual meetings. Jim has published numerous manuscripts dealing with issues of mathematics and statistics education, data-informed decision making, assessment and other topics. In addition, he has published his syllabus in the AP Statistics Teachers’ Guide, an AP Statistics Review through Amsco School Publishing and the Mathematics Chapter for the ASCD Curriculum Handbook. Jim has earned an M.A. in mathematics from Loyola University in Chicago, and an M.S. in applied statistics at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA. He also has completed successfully a doctoral program in educational leadership from Immaculata University, PA.