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MATH 101 AP Calculus AB

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    Many Small Assignments

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    • Profile picture
    Feb 01, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    It is a difficult math class, but it teaches one real world problems if one wans to befome an architect or engineer. Also, this high level math class looks good on your transcript when applying to college.

    Course highlights:

    This math class is challenging, therefore it makes me work hard in order to get a good grade in the class. Everyone needs to be challenged from time to time.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    You will need to study everyday and keep track on the homework assignments because that's how you practice the essentials you learned in the class.

    • Winter 2017
    • Mr. Centeno
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    Dec 02, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    AP Calculus AB is a very stressful course, but in the end it is worth it. This class gives you the tools you need to understand the mathematics to the world. Plus, when the end of the year comes, you can take the AP test to get possible college credits.

    Course highlights:

    Taking this class has helped me understand that math is not as easy as I though it was. This class is very challenging for me, but that is why I love it. It pushes me to understand what I am learning and do it efficiently, without mistakes.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you are considering taking AP Calculus then make sure you are prepared to be mentally challenged and frustrated. This course is rigorous and requires a lot of attention if you want to pass.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mr. Centeno
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    Jun 09, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It is a course which will resource your previous knowledge of mathematics and applying them toward the introductory calculus concepts and topics of differentiation and integration. This course normally taught in an introductory college calculus course and it is vigorous as it is taught in a normal high school course setting. I recommend the course for whoever wants to advance their knowledge of mathematics yet wants a challenging yet enjoyable experience with learning calculus.

    Course highlights:

    I learned from this course that they're many homework assignments that reinforce the content covered in the course. He does offer help during lunch periods or during class which a majority of the class he devotes to allowing students finish or study the homework problem as renditions of the problem can be placed on the exams. Mr. Centeno also gives out an solution guide to the homework assignments but it is supposed to be used sparingly as just merely copying the answers does not benefit students to learn the content or think out the answers. I did this a few times during the school year and I suffered, to my dearest regret, that I did not remember this content during a test and it resulted negatively toward some of my exams. While there are some bad moments I learned from the course, Mr. Centeno lectures in a very sarcastic yet sophisticated method which appeals to the whole class. His main duty is to teach us in a very appealing yet enforcing way to signal to us the vigor of AP Calculus and future college courses. Though there is vigor in the course he does an excellent job to keep the class from becoming bored or dissatisfied. This characteristic appealed to me a lot as a positive vibe benefits toward my learning in the course and inspires me to continue to AP Calculus BC as a senior which Mr. Centeno also teaches.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    In this course, do your homework and study the content taught in class. If you want learn or master the topics taught, do extra problems from the book or resources. The tests will help you determine if you have learned the content. This is the reason why Mr. Centeno puts a majority of the grade weight on the tests and quizzes. Some of his methods to lecture are incorporating puns or mnemonic devices to help remember concepts, topics, or formulas. It is advised that you can use whatever method of remembering content however you please. As long as you learn the content successfully in the unit tests and AP exam you will be successful in the course of AP Calculus AB.

    • Spring 2016
    • Mr. Centeno
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Many Small Assignments


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