This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Though the course is very hard, once you get through this class there is no test question that the College Board can through at you that you will not be able to handle. Make for sure to listen to the short cuts on problems and the rules on notation!
Course highlights:
I learned about derivatives and the rules regarding derivative (stuff like the power rule and trigonometry rules). I also learned about basic mathematical theorems (stuff like the Intermediate Value Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem).
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Always do the correct notation and do not try to make up your own! Secondly, memorize theorems and rules quickly so that you do not miss anything on tests!
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Calculus at Whitney is a very difficult class, more so than a lot of others, and it feels more in-tune with a college level class. The tests are difficult and it makes you think in more creative ways about math. It's not a class for the faint of heart.
Course highlights:
Its a slower paced calculus class only covering Calc 1. It is an intro to differentiation and integration covering basic theories. It is the first time in math you actually see real world applications of what you are learning and can transfer that knowledge into other classes and concepts.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
You need to be very comfortable with foundational math, and be able to recall it very quickly in order to actually succeed in the classroom and especially on tests. Do not be afraid to ask for help! (Even if it is from a different teacher)
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Not only have I learned how to help manage finances in my life, but I have also learned life lessons about things that don't relate to the course. These talks have thoroughly helped shape my decisions and make me a better person. This teacher speaks truth and helps his students to navigate safely through life by giving personal examples and advice for things that no one would have thought to teach us.
Course highlights:
He also made us call the colleges we were interested in attending and asking questions about financial aide, grants, etc in front of the whole class to help us prepare for what was coming and give us a reality check.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Keep on top of your work, don't fall behind. Make an effort to talk to him everyday and check in on him/ see how he's doing.