UTC: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Online AP Chemistry Review Courses 2017

In the Spring of 2017 I will be offering the inaugural, Online AP Chemistry Review Courses for AP Chemistry STUDENTS. For many years I have offered the very popular Online AP Chemistry Summer Workshops for teachers, and now it’s time to boost AP scores from a student point of view. I will offer two, independent, six […]

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2017 Online

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2017 Online: Once again this summer, I plan to offer two, AP Chemistry Teacher Workshops, and I’d love to have you join me. These courses will be the 7th and 8th respectively, that I have offered online. Below you will find details of the workshops but, if after reading this post […]

AP Chemistry State of the Union – April 2016

When Paul Price speaks about AP Chemistry, you’d better listen. Why? Because he is the co-chair of the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee (TDC), and as such, his words carry more weight in this matter than just about anybody on the planet. He’s the closet thing that we have to the AP Chemistry Czar that […]

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2016 Online

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2016 Online: Once again this summer, I plan to offer two, AP Chemistry Teacher Workshops, and I’d love to have you join me. These courses will be the 5th and 6th respectively, that I have offered online. Below you will find details of the workshops but, if after reading this post […]

Want #apchem success in 2016? Ironically, see 2013!

The College Board/AP Chemistry Test Development Committee (TDC) ‘cheated’ a bit. No, I’m not talking about the debacle of the 2015 scores, nor about my general dislike of many aspects of the new curriculum, but rather this gripe relates to a question that appeared on the 2013 exam, that is a really important one for […]

More, potentially useless Wordles

I recently re-visited the Wordles that I first produced in June of 2013 for the original versions of my AP Chemistry notes for Big Ideas 1-6. You can read about them here. Before I update those Wordles again to reflect the newer versions of the notes more than 2 years down the road (which I […]

More on Sig. Figs and the AP Exam. Wha…..???

It’s that time of year when one of the (for me) dreaded conversations has to take place in the chemistry classroom; significant figures. I hate them, I really do, and for me this is a problem for the math department and not me. IMO it only serves to distract kids AWAY from the chemistry. It […]

Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster (AKA AP discussions #ChemEd15)

At least one member of the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee (TDC) has described this blog as no more than, in his words, a ‘tabloid’. I’m not quite sure what he means by that, but presumably it’s an attack on me because he perceives that what I write here to be somehow invalid, or perhaps […]

More thoughts on the AP Chemistry Scores 2015

For those of you (students and teachers) with (relatively) disappointing AP chemistry scores this year, read on, but after you’ve read this post. The College Board have decided, that up until 2013, about half of the kids that were scoring 5’s on the exam were not really deserving of such accolades. Sure they were reaching […]

What’s up with the AP Chemistry scores?

So, what exactly is the College Board’s agenda for AP Chemistry? Something’s up. AP Chemistry scores will be released tomorrow, July 6th, and there are going to be more than a few, unpleasant results for many students and their teachers. Only 8.4% of kids will receive 5’s (12,600 kids worldwide); this is a decrease from […]