This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This course allows students to learn the concepts of calculus. Instead of memorizing formulas and solving equations, students will learn how the concepts are used and where they come from. Challenging course material will be explained in detail so that students understand how the concepts work and when they are used. This class introduces new material in a unique way to further develop problem solving skills.
Course highlights:
We learned how to explain mathematical concepts in our own terms. Our grades were determined by a portfolio instead of by testing, which eliminated barriers for students with test anxiety and time constraints. This process solidified our understanding of the material and helped us to effectively communicate what we learned.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
If you are struggling with the material, reach out to a classmate or a tutor. Most of the concepts build upon each other, so it is easy to fall behind. Do not be afraid to ask questions, and practice the material often.