Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Mrs. Tollet is a great teacher. She has a multitude of methods that help every type of student understand calculus.
Course highlights:
Mrs. Tollet never gives up on a student. She is always willing to help and she doesn't pressure or rush anymore.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Be nice to Mrs. Tollet. She treats every student with respect and is very cool. She can easily become more like a best friend than a strict teacher if you let her be.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I wouldn't recommend cheating.
Course highlights:
you actually learn in the class, if you pay attention and closely do what you're suppose to do.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
please don't ever cheat, stay after school or work real hard for it to make it happen.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Calculus is a requirement for most stem majors. AP Calculus prepares you for advanced math courses in college and if you pass the AP test, you can earn college credit!
Course highlights:
This course taught me how to study for a math class! I soon found out that you need to go the extra mile if you want to pass a difficult test like the AP Calculus exam.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
What’s really important is for you to review what you learned in class every single night because most people forget 40% of what they’ve learned the previous day if they haven’t reviewed the material. At the very least take good notes that explain each step of the examples your teacher demonstrates on the board so that when you need to refer to them while you solve problems, you’ll fully understand why you get the result you do. What’s also important is that you need to start memorizing formulas early. You WILL need them on the AP test! If pen and paper help you learn, make paper flash cards (and she might give you extra credit for them). Another option is to use a space repetition software like AnkiSrs. Other useful resources: khanacademy and learnerator! If you don’t want to pay for an AP prep book, even one from Half-Price, you need to practice the old tests on College Board and borrow prep books from the library and logic lounge! Keep in mind how fast you’re going to have to work on the AP test, so time yourself while you do your homework. If you’ve been reviewing the steps and material daily though, you’ll work faster than most people. Also, get familiar with how the school calculator works. Even if you have your own calculator, use the school’s because that’s what your teacher will probably want you to use on the AP test to avoid any security problems. You don’t need to panic throughout the year because as long as you know what the question is asking of you, what formulas to use, and remember the steps to solve that certain type of problem, you can figure out any AP test problem. Calculus is only going to be as simple as you make it for yourself. It’s probably going to be a big part of college and your career, so don’t take the knowledge for granted. Work smart!