Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
I would strongly recommend this course to any student wishing to go in to Calculus. This course reviews basic concepts learned in geometry, algebra, and trigonometry, and shows students practical applications that combine the skills from all three previous math courses. It introduces new concepts such as the unit circle, vectors, and basic derivatives. This class provides a thorough review of all past math classes while demonstrating how to combine all of the skills a student already knows with new skills, preparing you for the monster that is calculus.
Course highlights:
In this class, we reviewed concepts that had been touched on in previous classes and applied them to real world situations. This class provoked thoughts on how to solve real world situations and some of the real world topics we went over made us question how to further solve mathematical questions, which made for a very smooth transition from precalculus to calculus.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do not trudge through this class like none of it will be important in the future. After taking both AP Calculus AB/BC and AP Statistics, every subject that was touched on in precalculus will be further developed in higher math courses. When the Unit Circle comes up, memorize it. It will be extremely important.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
If you plan on taking AP Calculus or Calculus in college then I would 10 out of 10 would recommend this class, but beware this class is more to get you in the Calculus mindset and not so much concepts.
Course highlights:
In this course we went on to limits which does not always happen in Precalculus classes and limits are the one thing that is used in Calculus.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do your homework! Most of the homework you can get done in class if you really focus on doing it, and the homework assignments are easy grades that can cushion your grade if you aren't a very good test taker.