Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
For those of you math people out there who are planning to major in computer science or other such studies, I would highly recommend this class! This is because, first of all, in order to major in computer science, one needs to take some calculus classes. Also, Mrs. Rizo is just a wonderful teacher and explains Calculus in a more simplified manner.
Course highlights:
In this course, I got to learn about derivatives, finding the area beneath the curve, anti-derivatives, and different ways to find the derivative or its anti derivative. For example, some techniques to find the derivative is by using the product rue and quotient rule. I also learned that the derivative is formed by two things: slope of a tangent line and the point of tangency.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Always do your homework! I cannot stress that enough. Accomplishing your homework, I believe, is one of the keys to success for not only this course, but many courses. Also, make sure to study before hand for tests and quizzes, and always ask the teacher questions if you are confused! Do not be shy to ask your question, as "A shy student and a proud student never learn" (Imam Shafi).
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would recommend the course to people who are actually willing to work hard and can ask for help when it's needed. There's no room for pride in a class that's this difficult.
Course highlights:
The first semester was all about derivations and integrals. This was extremely helpful when coupled with AP Physics because you would get the same content multiple times which helped with retention.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
You can do it if you put your mind to it and aren't afraid to ask for help when you need it. Mr. Harpalani is always willing to meet with you when he can to help and he understands that we live busy lives outside of school.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This course is very challenging. However, there is nothing to fear because the teacher, Mr. Harpalani, does a fantastic job helping everybody understand the difficult concepts.
Course highlights:
I learned how to take a derivative, find the antiderivative, but most importantly, I learned how to work with and help others in my groups.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Do your homework! If you fall behind, it is insanely difficult to get back on track.