Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
It is an easy course if you do all the work and pay attention in class.
Course highlights:
The highlights were learning more advance algebra and trig that helps in precalculus and calculus.
Hours per week:
0-2 hours
Advice for students:
Always do the practice problems and go into the math lab if you need help.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I enjoyed this course because (mostly) my teacher was great at explanation and I felt I really understood it. If you have taken geometry and algebra 1, the course is very doable and not excrutiating in the slightest. Sure, some tests required studying, but this is not unusual where math classes are concerned.
Course highlights:
I learned about factoring in the first part of the year, which helps now in precalc and set a base for the math course. I also learned about SOH CAH TOA which proved really useful in AP physics (which I was taking at the time), but also was a solid foundation for basic trig and math.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Study up on the topics right away if you don't understand them when they are taught to you, because most serve as bases for future learnings and are necessary to start or calculate solutions to more complex problems.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would absolutely recommend this course to any student, even though its an elective. It rounds ones already existing knowledge of Algebra, and is a great reward in itself knowing that many colleges require for this course to be taken, but if it is taken in high school, it makes first semester of college that much easier.
Course highlights:
Yes this class is an elective, and being an art major I wasn't really looking forward to it. But to my surprise, since the first day of this course, I realized that as difficult as some of the subjects we learn are, thanks to Mr.McEntee, they aren't impossible to understand. In fact, they can be enjoyable. I honestly never thought I would ever understand functions as easily as I do now. All the algebra that we have learned in the past years is, in most cases, finally explained more or is expanded to more calculations than I thought existed. To make such a huge change in my eyes about math, Mr.MacEntee has definitely proven himself to be a great teacher.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Definitely worth signing up for. In the long run, its a good credit to have under your belt. Even if math isn't a strong point for them, if the teacher knows how to teach the subject and is understanding towards the students, it shouldn't be too difficult.