Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This class teaches you how to apply concepts of algebra and how to apply them to find answers to more complex problems. The teacher makes this learning fun while at the same time allowing you to find the answers for yourself. I was opposed to not taking this class at the beginning of the year but I am glad that I took it. Limits and derivatives are my life now.
Course highlights:
The highlights of this class is that even though it's calculus, you're able to have fun. Ms Anderson makes jokes as well as mistakes and that makes it seem like you're equals. She doesn't put you down because of anything. I have learned that I am able to push myself to do more difficult tasks and able to complete them.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
If you plan to take this class, make sure that you ask for help when you need it. Don't allow yourself to fall behind because then it will be hard to catch up. Go to her office hours, Ms Anderson is always happy to explain the concepts more thoroughly to anyone. Asking for help doesn't make you dumb it tells you that you're smart enough to ask for help when you need it. Most people don't.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would strongly recommend taking a Pre-Calculus class in high school regardless whether the student want to take AP Calculus in their future high school career. Taking a Pre-Calculus course gives you the ability to solve everyday problems using mathematical theory. By that, I mean that the course allows you to better understand the problems that we face and understand why those problems occur by looking at all the different angles.
Course highlights:
The most exciting part of this course was learning about the different situations that SIN, COS, and TAN could be applied to real life. In a math class, students are often left wondering how learning SIN, COS, and TAN will be relevant to our lives in the future but Ms. Hyman was able to give me real life examples where the rules that apply to SIN, COS, and TAN will be relevant. One of the most memorable examples that were given was how can we prevent the over flooding of a dam. Basically, we had to figure out what length would the side need to be to keep the water in. When students like myself were given these examples, it exposed us to the relevance of mathematical theories.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Just like any other class, the student needs to put in work in order for them to be successful in the class. Outside of classroom time, the course requires plenty of unseen labor. Unseen labor is the work that nobody sees the student put in, but it is the hardest part of the process. Unseen labor consist of reviewing the notes at home, completing the homework and attempting to do bonus problems by combining different math concepts that were taught.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This class is a really good class for the teacher who was a really good teacher for the subject.
Course highlights:
Highlights of the course were the tangents our teacher would go on while lecturing.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Keep organized so you have all of your notes together.