Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Do your homework. Math is like basketball, the more shots you put up at home, the more threes you make in the game. Learn to integrate (see what I did there? Well, you'll get it after this course) this philosophy into your other classes as well. Don't be afraid of being wrong or asking questions, it's all a process that will end in a college credit in calculus!
Course highlights:
I learned that sometimes math isn't as clear-cut as it had been in the past. There used to be one problem, one answer. Now it's several problems into one with many distinctive answers. The highlight of this course was the final project. In order to understand how functions behave when extended into three dimensions, we all made a sketch and ultimately, a 3D figure using functions.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Be vocal about your questions and concerns. Nothing is worse than getting behind in this class and failure in speaking up will result in that. Stay on top of your work and derive safely!
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Mr. Loring Is a fantastic teacher and he made the class extremely enjoyable. he was able to make the class very challenging, engaging, and fun at the same time. Organization is key because he gives out a lot of papers and gives a lot of homework. Since it is such an advanced class the students were competitive which only made the atmosphere better.
Course highlights:
The final project is really fun and the magic pencil (you'll get it when you get there) that he gives everyone will definitely help you ace the AP exam. I won't bore you with complected math but the main focus was finding area under a cure through derivatives and integrals.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Take it, don't be discouraged if it is hard at first because the course gets easier as time goes on. It was and is my favorite class, in part because of Mr. Loring but also because Calculus teaches one to manipulate equations in new ways that don't seem intuitive. Many times throughout the class I would look at my paper and the complex equations written on it and think, "This looks like something a genius would write not me", but I did write it and that's why this course is so great.