Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Pre Calc definitely is a step up from selected math topics and is a higher end challenge for anybody who wants to challenge themselves. Taking pre calc is more of the advanced math that you will prepare you for what you need to know going forward in your higher education. Not only is it good because it helps you to get ahead with math, but it certainly is satisfying understanding and being able to complete the work with good grades.
Course highlights:
Taking pre calc has definitely made me get my head into the game from the previous year of Algebra 2. You will be learning more advanced and complex maths that become more simple as you dissect the bits and pieces of it. Learning one thing in the beginning of the year will come back to bite you on a problem later down the year so it is key essential to always study and keep you game face on.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Never be scared to raise your hand and ask the teacher to run a scenario or problem by you again as your education is just as important as everyone else's. Definitely work on as many practice problems as you can if your not completely sure about the topic or sit down with a friend who does understand and work with them. If not ask your teacher after school or class if he can help you with something you were not completely sure about during the lesson.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
The teacher is an amazing person, but I struggle in the class. Though Mrs. Baegen is always ready to help if you stay after school.
Course highlights:
The teacher herself is a highlight.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Study, memorize your rules, stay after for help.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course, as it is not only a "first step" in studying calculus, but is also gives helpful practice and further explanation of algebra. This course helps its students further not only their algebra skills, but tests their ability to understand graphs.
Course highlights:
In this course, parabolas were discussed greatly, as it took up nearly half of the material studied. I also learned how to properly use a graphing calculator as it was required for the majority of our assignments and problems.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Advice I would give to future students wanting to pursue calculus, is to take very thorough notes and to fully understand the material. Not understanding the material not only gives poor grades on assignments and tests, but it also hinders the ability to progress into studying other calculus courses.