Best AP Calculus AB Books

Barron's AP Calculus, 14th Edition


Both Calculus AB and Calculus BC are covered in this comprehensive AP test preparation manual, which has been updated to align with the new curriculum framework taking effect for the 2017 AP Calculus AB and BC exams. Four practice exams in Calculus AB and four more in Calculus BC are modified to reflect the new exam format

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Very good for what it is

This book focuses on solving problems on the AP Statistics exam. It does not provide much background in applications or basic concepts. For what it is, it is very good.

By Richard J. Petti

Tutor's choice

The book of choice from my daughters calculus tutor. Just have to study it to make it work!

By Jennifer Rodriguez

Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam, 2017 Edition


Equip yourself to ace the NEW AP Calculus AB Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, access to our AP Connect portal online, and 3 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations.

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This helped me get a 5!

I read this book in its entirety only one time and it helped me achieve a 5 on the AP test. The tone and writing style is very conversational, so it won't bore you to death if history is not your thing. The essay section could be better, but what will improve your essays most is simply practice. Take skills from this book, take skills you can find elsewhere on the internet, and take skills that your teachers give you to keep on practicing your writing and time management. In regards to the book's content, everything is summarized to give you the most important details and concepts that you'll be tested on.

By Neoking

Pretty good

As far as Princeton Review books go, I thought this one was poorer in quality than the other subjects (i.e. Biology (in my opinion the best one), calculus, economics, etc.). However, it was a very good, detailed study guide on the year's topics. I wish it was as detailed as other princeton review books, and had more examples of math problems, since I feel like most people have problems with that aspect of chemistry. Otherwise, I would recommend this as one of your study tools for the class and AP exams.

By julia

Multiple Choice Questions To Prepare For The AP Calculus AB Exam

Great AP Calculus Tool for Students

I used this book to prepare for my AP Exam in May. Although I took Calculus BC, the problems in this book were great review tools, especially for the first semester finals/midterms. I would recommend buying this book as soon as school starts to have time to work through all the problems. It covered all the problems on all the AB portion of the BC test. Completing this book thoroughly is one of the biggest reasons I was able to earn a 5 on the AP Exam!

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Rita Korsunsky's lecture note book and this one is great as well

I've already written a review for Rita Korsunsky's lecture note book and this one is great as well. My students are getting use to AP style questions by using this book and their grades have already improved (the semester is only 3 months old at this point). I can't recommend mathboat highly enough.

By fivesecondstare

The book was very useful.

The book was very useful. I would like to say that the teacher is really understand what students do not know and need even thought the teacher have not taught me. Questions in the book was touching in my heart because I can feel that the teacher has widely knowledge about mathematic and some of the questions are very challenging for me. btw, I finally have achieved 5 in AP Calculus AB in 2014. Thank you so much.


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