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Course Difficulty
Easy 0%
Medium 20%
Hard 80%
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Math-heavy
Competitive Classmates
Many Small Assignments
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Ms. Wagner has the ability of taking abstract mathematical concepts, and simplifying them breaking in a way that allows every person in the class to fully grasp and understand.
Course highlights:
I learned all of the necessary material for the AP Calculus BC test, which allowed me to obtain a score of 5 on the test.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Make sure to always complete the homework assignments when they are assigned, and don't procrastinate to the last minute.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
The best part about taking Calculus in high school is that hands on experience with a teacher. Rather than being in a room with 200, you can be in a room filled with 25 students.
Course highlights:
The basics of calculus changes the aspect of how I look at things whether how a rate of flow of a stream works or finding the area of a function rotated along an axis.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
In this course it is important to do the homework assigned and ask as many questions as you can. if a concept is troubling, there are many online resources that a student can use like khan academy, etc.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
AP Calculus offers vigorous study and effectively prepares you for advanced mathematics and college level mathematics. It's a fast-paced class, but it really teaches you the basic concepts you'll need for college math and challenges you to manage your time and think outside the box to find the solution to a problem. Of course, if you're slow at processing information or struggle with math greatly, it may not be for you as you may fall behind, but if you're willing to challenge yourself and expand your math skills, I highly recommend this course.
Course highlights:
The course offered a wide array of mathematical knowledge, from basic derivatives to finding the volume under a curve, to advanced probabilities, etc. Some units are harder than others, but with proper studying and communication with your peers and teacher, you'll do fine. It was definitely a challenging class, but the math was honestly fascinating and everyone will find the concept they excel at. For me, the convergence tests were my forte, but there's a wide range of skills for everyone to master. Concepts like finding the volume of a curve, rates of change, and polar coordinates and derivatives are admittedly hard to understand, but there's a vast expanse of online tutorials and graphical tools to help you master the skills and the coursework is almost always harder than the actual test, ensuring that you know what you're doing if you practice.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
If you can't handle fast-paced classes or struggle with math, I'd advise taking a lower level course first, or getting tutoring. If you do take the class, do your homework and do it in a timely manner! I cannot tell you how much homework helps you study and grasp the concepts, but don't wait until the last minute to start or else you'll be up all night and forgetting half the information by morning. Ask your instructor or peers for help too whenever you're struggling. There will be concepts that challenge you, don't let pride or fear ruin your chances of doing well in the class.