This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would not recommend this if you know you are not going to put much effort in studying in your senior year because senioritis is a thing , but if you intend to study a math or science related major then take this class but be sure to do your homework.
Course highlights:
I've learned to do the limits and derivatives. Now we are learning how to do the integrals which you cannot forget your previous knowledge you have learned from the first semester.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do not throw away any of your notes and quizzes from the first semester because you will need them to study for the AP exam or even the tests because some materials overlap. Also, like I have mentioned, do your homework because you can use it to help you on the homework checks.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Calculus BC allowed me to explore the advanced mathematics and the intricate reasoning behind basic math, such as the relation between derivatives and slopes. Through this course, my class and I constantly found ourselves perplexed by the topics and shocked how this material was first discovered. The elusive reasoning behind much of the curriculum was later proven, and one part of the lesson was always connected with another. This course was much like a puzzle and gave great satisfaction to learn. The long term and short-term reinforcements in the course were motivating; new, thought-provoking material was long term and good grades on tests were short term.
Course highlights:
Not only was the course interesting, Mrs. Mitchener was a wonderful propagator of the information provided. In math I have always struggled because of self-esteem issues (See next question). However, Mrs. Mitchener’s notes were, clear, efficient, and organized, teaching the Calculus BC material flawlessly. By no means was AP Calculus BC an easy class, but her teaching method and pragmatic testing allowed in-depth understanding of material. She was always willing to give out additional review packets and answer questions clearly; it was obvious she wanted all her students to succeed. She did not waste our time with busy work, preferring instead, to use her class time to encourage questions about calculus and then taking the time to answer and explore those questions to find the answers. Mrs. Mitchener was genuine in her help and is patient in answering questions.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do the work that is given to you. Khan Academy is a great supplemental activity. However, your grade in this class is determined by the amount of work you put in.