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  1. I’ve been teaching AP Physics B and C for many years with decent scores. This May my AP1 kids did HORRIBLE. Two kids out of 62 passed. I bought your AP1 book and plan to use it as a bible or guide. I might even purchase a class set. Question: What amendments would you like to make since May?

    • Good Morning David,
      I’m not planning on making any amendments to the AP1 book, but that’s because the AP1 book isn’t intended as a complete guide to the passing the AP1 exam — instead, it’s designed to provide students the fundamentals (essentials) they’ll need to start building up their problem solving skills. Much of AP1 is designed around deeper understanding, applying multiple concepts to a problem, reading, writing, experimental design — all of which I don’t feel is easily learned from a book.
      Instead, my AP-1 book is designed to assist in the course the way I would teach the course. Having students watch the tutorial videos and/or read short sections of the book at night to get down the basics, leaving more time in class for lots of hands-on activities such as guided inquiry labs, small group problem solving, white boarding, discussions, debates, and TONS of practice.
      The short version is that my AP-1 book is designed to describe all the CONTENT kids need for the AP-1 exam in a straightforward matter, but for students to score well, they’ll want to do lots more work outside the book. It’s almost like a flipped-class version of the course (but with a book instead of videos), where the whole point is to give you more class time to focus on building up those specialized skills needed for the AP-1 exam.
      Make it a great day!

      –Dan

  2. Hello Mr. Fullerton,
    I’m an IB Diploma Candidate and I was struggling with IB Physics Year One, which at my school is a mix between AP 1 and IB Year One even though year two will be pure IB, until I found your youtube channel two days ago. I immediately ordered your AP1 book because I really like the way you explain the concepts and my question is whether or not you would consider making a video series about IB Year Two topics? I’ve heard that AP Physics 2 and IB Physics Year Two aren’t very similar so that’s why you would need a seperate series about IB material. Since more schools are adopting the IB program and there aren’t many resources available for it, I think there would be a market for the videos, especially because of how easy they are to understand thanks to your teaching style.

    • Hi Maas,
      Thanks for the kind words, and I’m thrilled to hear the APlusPhysics materials are helping you out. I would love to add the creation of IB resources to my “to-do” list, and will do so, but unfortunately it’s a pretty long “to-do” list at the moment. Current focus is on finishing a guide book for AP Physics C (and most any calculus-based mechanics course), but I have some friends who teach IB physics — may have to talk to them and learn a bit more about the differences and see what we can come up with. Thanks for the idea!

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