This class was tough.
Course Overview:
The teacher was wonderful and the tests were fair. I thought her explanations were very thorough and helpful. She took any questions on the homework during class too, so you were never downgraded for not understanding something that you attempted. I took this as a summer course, so it was challenging and required a lot of time spent on homework and studying outside of class, but it was well worth it for me. The teacher made herself very available to students for questions and help outside of class even though she didn't have required office hours in the summer session. There is also a math tutoring place right inside the math building that students are able to utilize. The fast pace of this course is definitely not for everyone, but for quick and dedicated learners with a lot of time on their hands, I think it's great. My high school let me use it as a replacement for Calc AB, so that i could continue onto Calc BC during the school year.
Course highlights:
This course was Calculus 7, which I believe translates to Calculus A and some of Calculus B in high school. When I moved onto Calc BC in high school I felt very prepared. I think the best part of this course was that the volume, related rates, and other real-life applications were very well explained and covered. Most things in class were non-calculator, so it was nice that we were taught to be dependent on our knowledge rather than our calculator.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
You need to be very dedicated and have a lot of time to put into class. It's fast-paced if you take it during the summer and haven't already taken calculus, so just be prepared. Do the homework thoroughly because it is graded, but you can ask any questions you have on it. Arrive on time in case there is a quiz. Never be afraid to ask questions, even if you think it may be unintelligent, because it's important to be confident in your understanding of the material.