This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I highly recommend this course for any and all STEM majors. This course targets your critical thinking skills in everything from standard questions on integral calculus to those requiring creativity and ingenuity. Many challenges will stand between you and the A you strive for; the hurdles you must overcome include: techniques of integration, solids of revolution, series, and separable first order differential equations. You'll need a firm grasp of algebra, trigonometry, and differentiation to take down these beasts . There is little to no hope of survival for those without this set of prerequisite knowledge and skills. However, do not for an instant get cocky. Even the best of us struggle at some point and so seek assistance when your time comes. Disciplined study habits and time management are of the essence. Follow this advice and you will ace the course!
Course highlights:
The highlights of the course were: techniques of integration, solids of revolution, series topics, and separable first order differential equations. This course showed me the importance of having a solid background in the prerequisite math through the struggles a friend of mine went through during the course. For those fortunate enough to have their foundation fully intact, the class will be much less stressful given disciplined study habits and time management skills aren't lacking. The course offered little to nothing in terms of applications, but don't let this deceive you; integral calculus topics make their way to the surface in other courses such as physics and differential equations. The combination of the material you learn here and soft skills necessary to do well will test your limits and leave you ready for future courses.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Do your homework! The endless homework chain Mrs. McGinnis provides is there for your own good. Mathematics is a subject in which you can not simply expect to read and be able to fully comprehend and apply what you learn. You must put forth a sincere effort if you are to do well. Do the challenge problems despite them not being worth a grade or extra credit. She WILL put them on the test and you will kick yourself having missed out on the opportunity to practice these exceptionally difficult problems. Go to her office hours; she is there for her students and will do her best to answer any questions you may have. Don't walk into this course if you are a lazy student with a weak knowledge of the aforementioned prerequisites who wants an easy A.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Stats is not an easy class, but he makes it understandable.
Course highlights:
Highly reccommend! Im taking him again this summer
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Great teacher, fun classGreat teacher, fun class