Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Mr. Buttgereit is great! He makes AP Calc straightfoward and fun.
Course highlights:
He's always cracking jokes, but manages to keep us on schedule. First class where I lean things and don't forget them.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do all the Homework and go to the extra helps. He's very thorough.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I most certainly would recommend this class. Although AP Calculus BC’s grading is a lot more strict than that of last year’s Math Theory class, Calculus BC challenges each student to think outside the box and to solve equations and problems more efficiently than before. If you are really worried, it is somewhat relieving to know that the teacher also curves everyone’s grades a half-letter up.
Course highlights:
The whole academic year was essentially comprised of learning derivatives and anti-derivatives—something that sounds foreign at first but becomes relatively easy to handle once you get the “hang” of it. Looking back, my favorite part of the course was when we learned about the Reimann Sum because I finally understood how everything regarding “integrals” visually worked.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
To succeed in this class, be diligent with your homework and never hand in anything late. The teacher teaching this class looks favorably upon students who do their work instead of those who slack off, which the majority of students do because they usually take the course in their senior years when “senioritis” is a domineering phenomenon. Also, try not to skip out on the tests because then you will be on her “radar”, especially if you do it more than once without any good reason!
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This is the one class I consistently found interesting and challenging. We not only learned how to solve mathematical problems and to understand complex concepts. We were encouraged to become responsible individuals. Every concept was related back to real life situations, making this course very much necessary.
Course highlights:
I gained a much clearer understanding of mathematics. It really pulled together almost every concept I've been introduced to previous courses. It is a great curriculum in that it is well planned out and taught to students. Students will be challenged as well as enjoy this class.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do your part! I took this class as a senior. We are not always told when and how to do everything. We must do our part and take responsibility for our actions. And pay attention in class. The teachers put so much effort into making us understand something so important so give them your effort.