This class was tough.
Course Overview:
If you really want a good grade it's mandatory to do extra practice such as reading and practicing taking notes and his lectures won't cut it
Course highlights:
New study habits such as mainly focusing on remembering rules formulas and graphs
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Study is the key to success and practice as well if you do these two things you will be fine
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would, without a doubt, recommend this course. The professor, Marion Foster, is an excellent professor. Since the course is online, many students, including myself, have called her on the phone when they are having trouble with the material. She will stay on the phone with you as long as possible until you understand the material that you are having trouble with. She’s truly an extraordinary professor. I have honestly been struggling a bit with the material, but I have managed to stay on top of it. This course does take up a lot of your time, so I wouldn’t recommend it to someone who has a busy schedule.
Course highlights:
I haven't had many highlights during this course, just one. A test that I was very unprepared for was approaching. I stayed up all night trying to absorb as much material as possible before the test the next morning. Luckily, I had a friend with me who was helping me study since he is, in fact, great at math. The next morning, I went to the designated test location, sat down, took my test, then proceeded to leave. I left the room more than sure that I had failed the test. The next day I logged into the HCCS website and checked my grade. To my surprise, I received a passing grade!
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
To the students who are considering taking this course, I have some very useful advice. Do not procrastinate! If you leave everything until the last minute, you will not be successful in this course. There are many due dates to meet. You will feel rushed. Also, the material may be hard, but it isn't impossible to learn. Professor Foster provides many resources for the students to utilize. Take advantage of those resources.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Pre-calculus is a great "vetting-ground" to help you decide if you're ready to dip your toes into higher math. However, unless you are extremely dedicated or naturally gifted in mathematics, I advise against taking Pre-calculus during an abbreviated summer semester (especially not online). As with every math class, if you enjoy solving puzzles and building to your knowledge of the language of mathematics, it is fun to take.
Course highlights:
In this course you spend a good amount of time observing how trigonometry is translated into other concepts. You will learn how to convert a trigonometric expression from one type of function to another and learn how to graph and observe said function on different planes. My favorite part of this is rotating functions by an angle.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Take advantage of the practice problems after every chapter in your text book.