AP Precalculus

Meet Jill Taylor, AP Precalculus consultant

Jill Taylor graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a degree in Mathematics. She then received her MEd in Mathematics Education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She is currently working on her PhD in Mathematics Education at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

For 21 years, Jill has taught mathematics to middle school, high school, and college level students in public and private schools in Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. Currently she is teaching at Broken Arrow High School where she serves as the Math Department Chair and teaches Algebra 2 and AP Calculus AB. She is also an adjunct mathematics instructor at Tulsa Community College. Jill has been active in the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics where she serves on the Board of Directors as the District 4 representative. She was also named a member of the College Board National Faculty for the Pre-AP program. Jill is a College Board workshop consultant for AP Calculus and the new AP Precalculus course. Jill has presented at conferences and summer institutes as well as presenting at local and state workshops. Jill has been an AP reader since 2019 and considers this experience an invaluable insight into teaching AP Calculus.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching sports, and spending time with her husband, children, and her amazing grandson.

At this APSI, participants will:

  • Explore each section of the course and exam description, including the unit guides, while making connections to the course curricular requirements
  • Begin to develop a course plan by unit and topic that incorporates the full scope of your AP course into your school’s academic calendar
  • Examine formative and summative assessment items to identify content and skill pairings that are the targets of these assessments and create lesson plans to reinforce content and skill connections
  • Practice applying the scoring guidelines from the most recent AP Exam to samples of student work
  • Identify student strengths and weaknesses using data available through AP Classroom and Instructional Planning Reports
  • Explore ready-to-use strategies, instructional materials, and pedagogical tools pertinent to the content and skills required for success in your AP course
  • Develop meaningful connections within the AP community

You’ll explore these AP resources in-depth: Unit Guides, Topic Questions, Progress Checks, Question Bank, Instructional Planning Reports, Syllabus Development Guides, Sample Syllabi, and the AP Community.