Running the stadium steps is not ‘fun’

Running the stadium steps is not ‘fun’

I don't know who is manning the @APforStudents Twitter account, but if this tweet is anything to go by, then they know NOTHING about AP chemistry! So what's my point here? An opportunity to have a pop at the College Board? No, not really. I don't care who runs that...

Significant Figures etc. on the AP exam

Significant Figures etc. on the AP exam

In this post I'm going to attempt to outline a 'definitive' guide to handling significant figures, mathematical operations, and the use of units on the AP chemistry exam. I should state at the outset that it's simply not easy to do that (make a definitive statement),...

2020 AP Chemistry Infographic

2020 AP Chemistry Infographic

The 2020 AP Chemistry Infographic is shown below in its PNG form. Alternatively, you may download a pdf version if you prefer that format. Please feel free to use liberally both electronically and in hard-copy. Hopefully everything is self-explanatory (after all...

My conversation with the AP Chem Czar

My conversation with the AP Chem Czar

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with the AP chemistry Czar. He kindly offer to call me to discuss my concerns over the misrepresentation of the term Steady State Approximation in the CED. I must admit I was a little taken aback to receive the invitation. He...

My conversation with the AP Chem Czar

Updated CED (May 2019) – Emerging thoughts

So here we are with an updated CED. My experience of formally working with the College Board was painful, and was made more difficult at every turn as the edubabble nonsense. The original CED for the updated 2014 curriculum was riddled with such, and although some of...

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