This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course because the teacher not only has a degree in physics and is qualified to teach the course but she knows how to teach calculus really well. When you don't understand a concept she can reexplain the concept in new ways.
Course highlights:
The highlights of this course were being introduced to Calculus and Rates of change. Calculus changed my life and convinced me to become a math major. Calculus will teach students how to think in terms of infinitely small quantities in order to understand the world better.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Make sure you cover the basics of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. If you have not mastered these things then you will struggle to combine basic calculus concepts with algebra. For example, when learning the chain rule you are actually reapplying the distributive property in new and exciting ways.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Learning calculus is so interesting and exciting! It truly is a perfect mathematical science, and there are so many practical applications, particularly if you are thinking about going into a STEM field.
Course highlights:
The highlights of this course are without a doubt the integral and volume sections. Learning about the area under a curve has so many applications, and learning about volumes of rotated functions is interesting and fun.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Learn how to study math! Do extra problems, work as hard as you can, and never be ashamed if you don't understand something or need to get some extra help. It will be worth it, but you have to put in the effort!
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would recommend it if you enjoy a challenge. This course challenges you and teaches you skills that are very helpful if you are planning to go to college. It can also get you credit for that class for college cheaper than it is at a university due to it being an AP class.
Course highlights:
The highlights of this course is that it's at an upper level than other math classes available. It makes you think. You can see how math is related to the real world, and solve problems that you didn't think could be solved before.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
My advice for this class, is to study and to make sure you're caught up. This class goes at a faster rate than most classes, and so you don't want to get caught behind. Make sure you understand the content, and if you don't ask for help. Go to tutoring when needed, and make flash cards for the equations you learn about.