Average Rating
Course Difficulty
Easy 0%
Medium 20%
Hard 80%
Top Course Tags
Math-heavy
Background Knowledge Expected
A Few Big Assignments
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This was definetly my toughest class during my high school career, but I would recommend it to students considering STEM majors. Most of those majors require some type of Calculus and if students pass the AP exam, like I did, they will not have to take it in college (and the high school course is much easier than the college one).
Course highlights:
This class made me a better student. It makes you work hard and prepares you for future Calculus classes. It was a very conceptual class and encouraged students to "think" rather than "memorize." I enjoyed learning about all the different theories of integrals and derivatives. We also learned how to apply the curriculum to real life problems.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Some advice I would give potential students of this class is to do the homework. Keeping up with homework is crucial and makes studying for the exams much easier. I would also recommend students to go in for help and not to be afraid to ask for help. The teachers of this course know it is tough, but they are there to explain things that maybe students did not catch in class. Calculus is very hard and is a fast paced course so living by the advice I just gave might just be the difference of passing and failing.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Ms. Wade is a brilliant teacher: she drilled us hard and made sure we knew the material. I felt like I was floundering in the class since we worked so hard, but on the test days, I was able to do the problems with only minor difficulty.
Course highlights:
Obviously I learned the fundamentals of calculus, but I think the more important thing I learned was budgeting my time wisely and learning how to study.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
This course isn't for those who slack off in class; if you don't work, you'll fail. It's important to develop a study habit that works well for you, and then stick to it. Don't worry if you get lower than usual grades on the first few tests, since this class is different and requires a new studying style to succeed.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Ms. Wade is an exceptional teacher. She moves through the material quickly but cares about helping everyone succeed and is thorough. The other DV teachers for this course are great as well. Calculus rocks!
Course highlights:
I learned a great deal of new things in this course. The main focus is on applying integrals and the other lessons in different ways.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Read the book! Take notes with English on the side of your math in order to understand what you learned later. Class moves quickly so review in your own time and practice.