Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This course really makes you understand why everything you learned in Algebra 1, 2 and Geometry is so relevant. Calculus AB brings all of those concepts together so that you can solve real world problems-whether its in the medical field, engineering field or even architecture.
Course highlights:
I learned how to find the area of a curve,how to integrate integrals, how to easily memorize and set up a chart for trigonometric functions,how to calculate and graph the position,velocity and acceleration of an object. I also learned how to use the product and quotient rules of derivatives.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Please take good notes and keep them organized. Ask lots of questions and look over your notes and examples that you do in class everyday. Do a few a practice problems eeach night in preparation for quizzes and tests. Be familiar with the TI-Nspire calculator but don't use as a crutch-there will be some problems on tests that you will be given in which you won't be allowed to use the calculator to graph functions for example.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course because it would be extremely beneficial for high school students who are trying to get ahead in college. Students taking this course should be firmly equipped with their algebra knowledge- algebra is basically the heart of Calculus.
Course highlights:
The one thing that I learned was the fact that their is always a deeper side of things from a mathematical perspective For instance, Calculus has made me see functions like never before. Also, Calculus blends in nicely with the sciences such as engineering and physics/
Hours per week:
0-2 hours
Advice for students:
Reviewing over your notes is definitely key to your success. Committing certain formulas and processes to memory is critical because every lesson you learn in Calculus will always be carried over into the next lesson.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I am extremely interested in extending my education in the STEM field for college. I want to major in Mechanical Engineering, which requires a lot of math and science courses. AP Calculus physically, and mentally prepares you for college math.
Course highlights:
One of the main highlights in this course was creating a rap about Product and Quotient Rule in Derivatives. Derivatives is one of the main sources of Calculus and it will carry throughout an engineering career.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
I highly recommend taking this course, especially if you plan on majoring in the STEM field in college. STUDY! Make sure you study the many rules and equations from Algebra 1 and 2 because it plays a key factor in solving these Calculus problems. ! This class requires much hours of studying, because these equations are more than just a simple "solve for x" problem. P.S. Don't be surprise if you run into a problem that takes up half of your page.