Average Rating
Course Difficulty
Easy 17%
Medium 33%
Hard 50%
Top Course Tags
Math-heavy
Many Small Assignments
Background Knowledge Expected
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course to anyone planning on going into a math or science field or who enjoys a challenging math course. If you're willing to put in the effort, you can get a lot out of the class.
Course highlights:
In this class you learn about derivatives, optimization, and everything the average person could ever want to know about finding the area under a curve.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Take detailed notes during class, and even though homework isn't checked, do the homework. Make sure to study before tests, as well.
Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
I highly recommend this course due to the excellent teacher as well as the abundance of real life applications. Mr. Steele puts in a great amount of effort to ensure that each one of his students learns all the content inside and out as well as making the course engaging and interactive. Not only is the course very well taught, but the subject itself is very applicable to real life. The major foundation of sciences ranging from engineering to physics has its basis in calculus.
Course highlights:
In this course, one learns a thorough description of single variable calculus. First, one starts with the application of limits and through experience sees how the concept of a derivative, or the rate of change of a function, is due to the limits. With the derivative one can analyze many functions which provides crucial information as to how it is changing and the shape it will take as it progresses towards infinity. Once one has a thorough grasp of derivatives, related rates will be taught where one learns how to apply the rate of change of objects to the real world to make accurate estimations without extensive data. After related rates, one learns the concept of integrations, which is essentially finding the area under a curve. In integration you will learn advanced techniques such as integration by parts, trig sub, and partial fractions.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
In order to succeed in this course, one simply must have determination and a love for learning. If you do your work, pay attention in class, and get help when you need it, you are guaranteed to have a great time.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Ms. Harmon is an excellent teacher, who always goes over the homework and tests, and really wants you to understand the material, not just get a good grade.
Course highlights:
We did a fun helicopter activity to measure velocity and going over every test we took really helped me learn what I was doing wrong.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do all the homework!!! The actual homework grades are small but they really help you understand the concepts.