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Medium 75%
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Background Knowledge Expected
Great Intro to the Subject
Math-heavy
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This course is a great start to polish your math skills so that you can be ready when entering a calculus class. You can understand fully from the basics of pre-calculus in this course.
Course highlights:
In this course, you will study about functions and their applications.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Focus in class, listen to every explanation your teacher gives you (it might be helpful in test). Review what you learn everyday to keep it fresh so you won't forget it. Practice what you learn with questions from the textbook.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
If you have to take Pre-calculus Brenda Tinning's class is the way to go. It is very fast pace, but she keeps it interesting with problem's that almost anyone will someday use like calculating interest on bank accounts. She's very kind as well, she gives practice exams so that you can focus your pre-exam review more efficiently, and she uses a free online program which includes the textbook so your wallet doesn't hurt as much. She also gives opportunities for extra credit.
Course highlights:
I learned a ton about functions, the different kinds of functions seen in calculus, and how to make use of the information that they give us. I particularly enjoyed studying exponential and logarithmic functions, and solving problems to do with finding the half-lives of different chemicals since these problems are more relevant to my Chemisty Major.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Due the homework, attend the lectures, if you don't understand something ask the teacher, also make use of the many online services available to you. There are plenty of videos, flashcards, and problems worked out with answers out there to help you.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Take a class with a teacher that cares about your learning! Believe it or not, there are professors that do care and provide their classes with the support and resources they need. PreCalc was hard, but having a good teacher made it a better learning experience.
Course highlights:
Algebra! If you don't know algebra well, this will be tricky. However, if you stick with it, you eventually fill in the gaps if you have any in algebra skills. I feel a lot more confident about these skills and know that they will continue to help me progress in my math courses.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Know what resources are available for help. Sometimes a teacher might breeze over something because the class should know it already, but don't be afraid to figure it out if you don't know it. If you are too embarrassed to go to the teacher after class, go check out the learning center!