Average Rating
Course Difficulty
Easy 0%
Medium 33%
Hard 67%
Top Course Tags
Math-heavy
Always Do the Reading
Background Knowledge Expected
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Calculus is an important class that you will most likely have to take in college, and it's great to get as much exposure and credit as you can while you're still in high school. Mrs. Kirsch is one of the best teachers I've ever had, and she is extremely well-prepared to teach AP Calculus. I got a 5 on the exam without studying much, and you can too.
Course highlights:
I developed my math skills a lot. Calculus is basically the culmination of all the math classes you've ever taken, combining geometry, algebra, pre-calculus and new things you haven't seen before. I learned derivatives, integrals, and all the important calculus things.
Hours per week:
0-2 hours
Advice for students:
Have a firm understanding of mathematical concepts, especially the unit circle and trigonometry. Be very familiar with pre-calculus, especially if your teacher slacked off while teaching you before you went to calculus.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Studying and learning calculus brought me back to my algebra days (a.k.a. the good ole days). Except this time around the answers don't look as pretty. However, I love all the ways I've learned to manipulate numbers.
Course highlights:
The highlights of this course are the various concepts of calculus that will appear on the AP test in May, like derivatives, differential equations, integrals, limits, and so on! I learned how to take all these skills and use them at the college level.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
If you don't know it or aren't sure, ASK!
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
She prepares you so well throughout the year and has such a high success rate on the AP test that I'm not even worried to take it at the end of the year.
Course highlights:
I learned how to read math questions and be able to eliminate answers just by correctly reading the question. I learned how to use problem-solving skills to get my way through tough math problems.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
You need to be willing to work hard. You will not be able to understand and pick up the material if you are not willing to put in effort learning it.