2020 Virtual Mini-Conference

As many of you know, the Georgia Association of AP Math Teachers normally has a meeting during the Georgia Math Conference at Rock Eagle.  Unfortunately this year, the GMC was virtual, which means our conference will also be virtual!

The conference will be on Saturday, November 14, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  We plan to have a business meeting, and then two virtual breakout rooms: one for calculus and one for statistics. During the breakout sessions, we plan to address some of the scoring and problem types from the 2020 AP Exams, among other topics.

The conference is FREE.  All you need to do is register by filling out this short Google form: https://forms.gle/3Rhq7Fzy237df2deA. We are asking you to register so we can email you a Zoom link—you must be registered to receive a Zoom link.

Since the conference is free, the Executive Board of GAAPMT voted to also make membership FREE as well!  From October 2020 to October 2021, you or anyone else can join GAAPMT for free by simply filling out the member information here: https://forms.gle/YBgB8NY3hKBjwmJE7.

Help for the AP Calculus exam…

Special thanks to Marshall Ransom for the documents below.  Some valuable resources for both teachers and students preparing for the AP Calculus Exam.  Marshall is a long-time table leader at the AP Calculus Reading.

A List of Do’s and Don’ts for the students who are taking the exam.

What is the necessary justification for using the MVT?  Marshall has some examples and discusses how each is scored.

An example of a separable differential equation for students to work along with a scoring commentary.
A Differential Equation

NCAAPMT.ORG – Valuable resources for AP Calculus

Members looking for more great resources to aid in teaching AP mathematics should check out the website for the North Carolina Association of Advanced Placement Mathematics Teachers.


This resource is especially valuable for AP Calculus teachers as many of the articles are written by the current Chief Reader Stephen Davis of Davidson College.  The link on the left under “Presentation Archive” has many great article including one written by Davis on the scoring of L’Hospital’s Rule.  Click the link below to read this article.

Grading L’Hospital’s Rule

2017 GAAPMT at GMC

October 20, 2017

The Georgia Mathematics Conference at Rock Eagle is fast approaching, and I would like to take this opportunity to encourage each of you to attend. The highlight of the conference for AP teachers is on Friday, October 20 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Gas Building. Keynote speakers will address topics in AP Calculus and AP Statistics, and there are several sessions for each discipline. These speakers all have extensive experience in the field and are there to bring you best practices and new ideas that will encourage and excite you about teaching AP. My motto as a teacher has always been, “If I think I know it all, I need to quit!” Through 30+ years of teaching, I have always been able to glean wonderful ideas from speakers at this conference dedicated to AP teachers and mathematics teachers. The following grid gives you the schedule for our part of the GMC on Friday.

Gas Room 1 Gas Room 2
8:00 –
More Fun Calculus Activities
Sandy Burlingame
Fannin County High School (Retired)
Barbie Bungee Jump, Pool Noodle Javelins, and Other Activities to Get Your Statistics Students Outdoors
Billy Esra
Bishop Hall Charter School
9:30 – 10:45 AP Calculus—By the Standards
Storie Atkins
Columbus High School
Seeing Random Variables in AP Statistics
Vicki Greenberg
Atlanta Jewish Academy & Kennesaw State University
11:00 – 12:00 Appropriate Assessment in AP Calculus
Dr. Chuck Garner
Rockdale Magnet School
Short Meaningful Activities with Applets for AP Statistics
Vicki Greenberg
Atlanta Jewish Academy & Kennesaw State University
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch and Business Meeting
12:30 – 2:00 AP Calculus
Reading Report
Marshall Ransom, Chuck Garner, Dennis Wilson
AP Statistics
Reading Report
Billy Esra, Debbie Kohler, & Jean Linner
2:15 Closing Session for GMC in Auditorium


I hope you will make plans to attend! Go to www.gctm.org and look for GMC at Rock Eagle to register. Or you may go directly to the site with this link:


Looking forward to seeing you there!
Debbie M. Kohler
President, GAAPMT