Average Rating (from 3 Students)
Course Difficulty
Easy 0%
Medium 67%
Hard 33%
Top Course Tags
Math-heavy
Background Knowledge Expected
Competitive Classmates
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This course was very interesting if math is something that you find fascinating. I took this course along with my AS Math class and they bot complemented each other perfectly. As I learned one topic in AP Calculus, I would then able to apply that knowledge in my AS Math class. It also made my AS Physics class much simpler, as we do not learn calculus in the physics class, but for me, I understood it better after being exposed to the physics- related topics in calculus. Mr. Ng-A-Kien did an excellent job teaching us, providing us with an abundant amount of resources to succeed, lots of tests and quizzes to keep us on our toes and to make sure we are retaining all of the information, and even offered us before school tutoring sessions.
Course highlights:
This class allowed me to do well in other classes, such as other math and physics courses. I learned a lot of about Calculus (volume of rotations, differential equations, integration, etc) that prepared me well for the next level of Calculus I am taking currently.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Take the course very seriously. It takes a lot of dedication. You must give it your full effort from the very beginning as you can not pick up and start trying to do well half way through the year. Everything builds off of what you have already learned, so if you do not understand something, stop and ask and do not move on until you are comfortable what a certain topic.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in taking it because, not only is this man a great teacher, but he knows how to perfectly prepare you for the AP exam.
Course highlights:
By taking this course, I grasped a deeper and better understanding for trigonometry and algebra. Although I was highly stressed by the 2nd till early 4th quarter, it was definitely worth the knowledge afforded to me by my school and definitely worth the 5 I received in the AP exam.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
If you are honestly considering this course, you have to keep in mind that it is a college course and therefore should be taken as one. There's no slacking here. Simply study the most you can and put in maximum effort and you shall do great.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I highly recommend students who want to have a STEM major to take this class during your junior year. This way students have the opportunity to continue the track and take Calculus BC for senior year. The course also gives students the chance to receive high school credits. For those not majoring in STEM, Calculus AB would be a great experience, considering that it is a mandatory college course.
Course highlights:
The highlights were the logical reasoning behind each concept. For instance, before we got into differential calculus, the professor introduced to us the limit process. This explained how the slope tangent line is calculated and the same time the definition of derivative and rate of change, As the year progressed, we learned that this derivative definition has different properties and relationship with the function, making the learning experience extra engaging.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. Many people come up to me saying how math is difficult and they just physically cannot learn it. This is the number one myth. In reality, math is just like any other subject; however what makes it the most interesting the the necessity to practice. Like any sport, math requires practice to understand tricks, shortcuts, and the overall concept. Look up practice Free Response Questions on the College Board website; it will be worthwhile.