This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would recommend taking this course before college because it lets you get an early look at some of the advanced math you might face in college. For me, I knew I might not get an A in the class but that was ok. I wanted to do my best and learn everything that I could so that when I go into college and take calculus again I will already know a lot which will make the course a lot easier to master.
Course highlights:
By taking this course I learned a lot that I didn't know before. I was introduced to a lot of new math I've never seen before such as Integrals and anti-derivatives. This course was really cool for me because I saw math that I would be using in my future career and learning brand new math was fun to figure out for a first time.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
An important key to this course as well as others is make sure you pay attention in class and don't just play on your phone even if you think you understand it. Simply paying attention during lectures or examples in class will make things click a lot more easily. Also take advantage of opportunities given to you such as study groups after school, online videos (Khan Academy) or just your teacher. Asking a lot of questions is also important as it will help you better understand things and learn new things.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
If you are going into a job that requires calculus, this course will make college easier. My 9th grade math teacher recommended that I take a calculus course before entering college since engineering is extremely demanding in its first year.
Course highlights:
The highlights of this course was the class setting. My class was very interactive with the teacher, which allowed her to understand where we were having trouble. Also, derivatives were my favorite unit. The formulas themselves were easy to memorize, but the math appeared practically impossible at first. With practice, you will begin to recognize patterns and keep track of stray details.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do the homework. There will be new material introduced through it. It's not necessary every night, but try to do it a few times a week.
Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
-Great course and knowledgeable teacher -Learn the basics and ins and outs of calculus like derivatives and integrals -Easy if you complete the work and pay attention -Only problem is that it is not much of a challenge and not much application involved like in AP Calc
Course highlights:
-Derivatives using limit definition and rules such as the power and quotient -Integrals are the area under the curve -Limits and better understanding of functions
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
-Do the homework and pay attention while taking concise but detailed notes and you should get a good grade