This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Mr. Fetbrandt is a wonderful instructor who is passionate about the subject. His teaching style and the course curriculum are set at very high standards and makes most student think outside the normal parameters of mathematics. The class uses outside materials and real life scenarios as part of tests and regular assigned work. Students wishing to take this class should be prepared to use the knowledge they learn from day one throughout the entire semester. Every new chapter usually builds on the previous chapters which helps to solidify and enhance the learning outcomes of the class.
Course highlights:
This is a Trigonometry class. At the end of the semester I knew many things about mathematics that will be beneficial to me as I take higher level math classes.I know the unit circle by heart now. I can convert degrees into radicals and vice versa. I learned about solving for missing sides and angles given. Ive learned how to use Sine, Cosine and Tangent to solve equations and inequalities. Ive learned how conics effect trigonometric equations as well as how to transform graphs and create parametric equations.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
When taking this class and other similar classes I would recommend students do not overload their schedule. This class is extremely tedious and timely. You will spend most of your free time pushing the limits of your knowledge in order to complete homework on time. Time commitment may very based on instructor, but I would recommend students attempt to achieve perfection from this class, not just an A. The reason for this is students who try to receive just an A will not reach that goal. Students who try to achieve perfection will not reach perfection, but might receive a passing grade equal to their level of skill.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
As a lover of mathematics, this class really began my expansion into the college math critique during my senior year in high school.
Course highlights:
I learned the basis of the rest of the math I would later learn as I go through college for four more years.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
You need to understand most of Math 126 material and not be lazy. The grand thing about math is it has steps and processes. It is straight forward. Follow those guidelines.