Precalculus – Eliel Gonzalez


Eliel Gonzalez served as a mathematics educator in the East Longmeadow (Massachusetts) Public Schools for over three decades, retiring from full time teaching in 2022.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Purdue University (2021 Distinguished Education Alumnus Award) as well as a Master in Education Degree from the University of Massachusetts. His primary duties included teaching AP Calculus, Honors Calculus, Pre-Calculus as well as serving as Math Counts and/or HS Math League every year of his career.  Furthermore, Eliel has served the College Board as K-12 Professional Development Project Manager in Mathematics, AP Annual Conference Steering Committee Member, and National Leader. 

As an endorsed College Board consultant, Eliel has conducted numerous AP Calculus, Pre-AP Math and SAT workshops and summer institutes in the United States and abroad, as well as trained new math consultants.  When not working in the math education field, Eliel enjoys traveling, going to beach, spending quality time with his friends, dining out, and following Purdue sports.

Course Description

This course is for teachers preparing to teach the new AP Precalculus program in the Fall of 2024.  

A discussion regarding course purpose and philosophy will help guide our week’s work. We will fully explore the new Course and Exam Description (CED), review content and pedagogy in course topics, AP exam questions, use of graphing calculators, and classroom activities to maximize learning.  Participants are asked to bring a laptop, a graphing calculator and a Precalculus textbook.

Why attend an in-person APSI?  Meaningful discussions and collaborations!  AP Precalculus teachers mull over how best to develop an active learning lesson on logarithmic functions.


AP Precalculus Sample Test Question Assessing Student Understanding of Logarithmic Functions