This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Mr. Burton is probably the best teacher for this course because he will provide you with the notes and practice that will prepare you for the final exam at the end of the course. He even sets aside time to stay after school or even come to school on Saturday mornings for anyone who needs tutoring or more practice.
Course highlights:
The highlights of this course were when we started derivatives and integration. It was a completely different method of solving a problem that combined everything that I've learned in the previous years. I was able to deepen my understanding of trigonometric properties in addition to using advanced algebra to solve problems.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
For future students, I would say that Calculus is A LOT of work. The material in itself is not that difficult to understand, but it takes the extra practice outside of class that will help you succeed. In addition, take advantage of any free time to ask for help or just for more practice. You can't just learn it all in one night honestly, and even when you finish a test on the material, make sure you keep practicing things you've learned before (because they might just be on the final exam at the end of the year)!
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I'm in the middle when it comes to recommending this course to other students. This has been one of the most challenging Math classes I have taken in my life. But I am not sure on whether its the teacher fault or if it has something to do with the content, but I'm not really fond of either one. Therefore, I have no strong feelings either way when it comes to recommending tCalculus.
Course highlights:
Going into a higher level Math class I can attest to finally learning why everything else you've been taught in your previous Math classes matter. One of my main highlights from this course are those very few moments when I understand what is being asked of me to do. Another highlight is having the opportunity to reassess test once I have a better understanding on that given topic. In Calculus I learned that everything has a meaning and a easier way to find the solution. I also learned a little bit of background behind certain lines on a graph.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
If you plan on taking this course I strongly recommend you have a strong background in Math because this is a class where everything you have ever learned comes together as one. I also believe that you should be prepared to put in extra time outside of the class room because most of these topics are extremely difficult to understand and they are very in depth , so you may not always have class time to go over everything required to master the necessary skills. Another thing I can offer in regard to this class are resources. Youtube videos on how to do certain things like-Finding the Limit or Finding the Derivative, are just a few of the lessons that can be taught on youtube. Con Academy is also an awesome resource that goes step step on every lesson in Calculus. This class requires dedication and time, so if you are not a math person this isn't the class for you.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
AP Calculus has definetely been a difficult course for me but getting things right is truly fullfilling and it will help you in the long run. It encourages higher level thinking and I think that's definetly a plus.
Course highlights:
I learned how to utilize multipe approaches to solve a single problem
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
To make sure you are truly ready to put in the work and effort it takes to be successful in the class