Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would highly recommend taking AP Calculous to ready yourself for college-level math. AP Calc helped to challenge me and push myself to exceed in a rigorous course, which proved to myself that if I could do a college course in high school, I can exceed in college as well.
Course highlights:
AP Calc answers all the questions you had in pre-calculous, but in-depth, leaving no room for more questions. You learn about derivatives and how to use them to solve a variety of functions, the Fundamental Theorem, and how to graph functions and their derivatives.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Always organize. The day you forget to do your work is the day you will fall 10 steps behind everyone else who did. Plan ahead, if your teacher has a calendar and posts future events, look at them and try and get ahead of the game. If you are struggling, don’t be afraid to ask questions. No question is a dumb question, especially in math.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I have never had a teacher that prepared me more for the AP exam than Mr. White did with my AP Calculus BC exam.
Course highlights:
We learned the majority of calculus in this course. Polar, Euler, advanced integration, Taylor and Maclaren, etc. But the best part was the four practice exams in the spring. They prepared me the most for the ap exam.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Do the homework, or at least understand the solutions.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I recommend it because it taught me ways of thinking I had never been exposed to before. It also helped tremendously in Physics to have already understood Calculus. It is a daily challenge but it pays off both academically and intellectually.
Course highlights:
I learned about the relationships between types of rates, such as position, velocity, and acceleration. Also, I learned how to think in different directions. In other words, learning derivatives was a challenge, and learning anti-derivatives gave me a chance to expand my capacity to apply the same concept but backwards.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
If there is something in the curriculum that you do not understand, make understanding it an immediate priority. Understand that the material builds on itself so if you get lost, catching up is very difficult.