The first atoms-focused text and assessment package for the AP® Chemistry course.

Fully aligned to the latest College Board’s curriculum framework, Chemistry: An Atoms-Focused Approach helps students understand chemistry at the micro, macro, and symbolic level. Author and chemistry education researcher Stacey Lowery Bretz has incorporated her research on how students construct and interpret multiple representations into clear visualization pedagogy, which emphasizes the particulate nature of matter and helps students become expert problem solvers. This pedagogy extends beyond the book into the AP® teaching, learning, and assessment package.

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Not just atoms-first. Atoms-focused.

Based on feedback from AP® teachers that student understanding at the molecular level is of the utmost importance in AP® Chemistry, Chemistry: An Atoms-Focused Approach starts with the smallest particles and assembles them into more elaborate structures. Students better understand how the properties of substances are directly linked to the atomic and molecular structures, linking the microscopic with the macroscopic.

Instructor materials that reinforce the goals of the AP® course.

Our instructor materials, written by master teachers with a deep understanding of the AP® curriculum, help to foster student engagement and understanding. An AP® Instructor’s Manual provides a comprehensive pacing guide and teaching tips while an AP® Test Bank offers ample practice with the kinds of questions students will encounter on the AP® exam. The Interactive Instructor’s Guide features active learning activities that emphasize the book’s visualization pedagogy and encourage collaboration.

AP® Contributors and Collaborators

Our AP® textbook content and instructor materials are written by master teachers with a deep understanding of the AP® Chemistry curriculum:
Todd Abronowitz, Parish Episcopal School, Dallas, TX
Kristen Jones, A&M Consolidated High School, College Station, TX (Retired)
Les McSparrin, Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, IN
Jordan Rose, Free State High School, Lawrence, KS
Casey Akin, College Station High School, College Station, TX
Michael Farabaugh, Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, VA

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