AP Precalculus – Session B:  Meet Vicki Carter, AP Precalculus Consultant

Vicki Carter AP Precalculus Consultant  Vicki Carter is very excited about the new AP Precalculus course. She believes that this new course is accessible to all students who have the prerequisites to take precalculus in high school. In her classroom, students often remark on her passion for mathematics and teaching. Vicki believes that learning to talk and write mathematics as a language is one of the most important avenues to success. She loves teaching and is constantly looking for new ways to reach students and to encourage them to be successful.

Vicki earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master of Education from Francis Marion University. A high school math teacher of 46 years, she taught AP Calculus AB for 35 years and AP Calculus BC for 25 years at West Florence High School in Florence, SC. She also taught Precalculus for many of the 46 years. Vicki has been an AP Calculus Reader for 21 years serving as a Table Leader, an Exam Leader, and Assistant to the Chief Reader. She also served on the AP Calculus Development Committee for 7 years and served as the high school co-chair for 2 of those years. Vicki produced AP Daily videos for AB and BC Calculus in AP Classroom. She is a TI National Instructor and received the T 3 Leadership Award in 2015.

New for 2023-24 school year: AP Precalculus

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.