Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
Prof: Alex York / Fall 2022
Dec 17, 2022
This course wasn't too bad, but you need to put a lot of effort if you want to pass. There's so many assignments due every single week, but I probably spent about 1 hour max on everything. Since this was online, I could just watch past lectures from other professors and take notes I could use on homework and quizzes. In my opinion, it was a lot easier than Calc AB I took while in high school.
It had 5 modules in total: precalculus, limits, derivatives, application of derivatives with antiderivatives involved, and definite integrals. It's a lot to memorize for exams but if you done previous practice exams, you'll be fine. Weekly quizzes on the lectures are timed but open notes so be sure to write down anything important from the lecture videos and their additional examples.
Honestly I don't understand why a lot of people thought he was bad. To me, he was very nice. Always there to help me whenever I had an issue with Xronos or whenever I had a question about material on a midterm and the final. Midterms and final are worth 110 points (there are 10 bonus points) but they are graded out of 100 points. In addition, he also assigns a review before each exam that's extra credit. You don't have to do all the problems or get every single problem correct to get all the extra points.
Practice, practice, practice. BEWARE OF EXAM 3!!! That was the toughest out of all the midterms because you had to memorize a lot of theorems such as Mean Value Theorem and Rolle's Theorem, concavity, L'Hopital limits, steps to do constraints problems, and related rates problems. Study Edge was also a useful additional resource.
Prof: Alex York / Fall 2022
Dec 12, 2022
Overall, I didn't think this class was particularly difficult, but I did take AP calculus in high school and have a background in the concepts. There wasn't a lot of homework and the xronos were pretty helpful in practicing the concepts. Overall, it could have been a lot worse lol.
We learned Limits, Derivatives, and the Integrals, with rules and theorems sprinkled in between. Unless you are taking higher levels of calculus, the content isn't super useful.
I didn't like York as a lecturer. His explanations were drawn out, he would do proofs with no indication as to what they were for, and he often sped through the algebra and trig very fast. It is possible to do well with him as a professor, it's just more difficult than some other professors.
Study edge isn't necessary, just hope for a decent TA and do the previous exams before tests. If you really need help I would make a study group, talk to your TA, or go to the teaching center.
Prof: John Streese / Fall 2022
Nov 29, 2022
I’ve taken this class before with Professor York, but I feel that the format with Professor Streese is easier for me to work with. The course is flipped, where we watch the lectures online and do worksheets in class. It helps because I can ask questions if I need to more easily than I could in a large lecture hall.
The content of this class is the same as any other MAC2311 class at UF. It mostly serves as a course on derivatives, how to use them, and their applications. At the end of the semester, we start talking about antiderivatives and integration, which is discussed more in MAC2312.
Professor Streese is very understanding and genuinely cares about the success of his students. During each class period, he spends about 20 minutes reviewing the lecture with examples and then walks around with the TA’s and helps students out when they have questions.
If you prefer a class format where you get more one on one time with the professor or more time to practice lecture concepts in class, then Dr. Streese’s class is for you.
Prof: Amy Grady / Fall 2022
Nov 17, 2022
I have previously taken MAC1147 online and came to UF with little calculus experience in high school. I found this class to be extremely difficult. The homework was not too bad but I found it not that helpful in terms of learning the concept as the homework is much easier than the exams. Overall, I don't think York's class would be too bad if you have a strong calc background. If you have no calc experience, I'd recommend at least picking a different professor.
Professor York would go through concepts quickly, leaving little time to process the information. I found myself rushing to complete my notes rather than focusing on listening due to the speed of the lecture. York also doesn't record lectures or post them on canvas, which I found really inconvenient as I learn best through flipped learning or at least reviewing lectures.
Don't take the class with York!!! and get studyedge before class starts.
Prof: Alex York / Spring 2022
Apr 27, 2022
At the beginning, I attended every lecture and scored high on the first two exams (99 and a 104). I think I got too comfortable and stopped going to class + hardly studied for the next exam and got an 83.5 on the third one. Then, came the final which was cumulative. Was not expecting for it to be as hard as it was. Luckily he makes it out of 110 points, but thank god I had done decent on the first couple of exams to still end with an A after that final. Overall, try hard and get high scores in the first 3 exams which are going to be much more straightforward than the final where you have to memorize all the derivative, anti derivative, integral rules + all the trig and inverse trig functions AND related rates and optimization. Not fun, but that's my best advice.
Apr 7, 2022
Class wasn't anything bad, I have some background in Calc 1, so it was fine up until the last exam for me. It's a flipped classroom (watch lectures at home, do work in class), and I found it to be pretty good.
If you have Stephen Adams, his lectures and worksheets are extremely useful. Particularly his worksheets that he gives you in class because it's extra practice. It's not necessary for you to finish them either, he also posts solutions afterwards for you to see how he works it out. I don't think the content was super difficult overall, gives you a good foundation on calculus.
KING, he works out every worksheet problem AND very exam question (including multiple choice + FRQ), and for that he's amazing. I studied solely using his worksheets and the past exams and ended up doing fine in the class. If you want to go out of your way to find more practice, you can but it's not necessary if you have him.
Prof: Alex York / Fall 2021
Feb 13, 2022
Calc 1 sucked. The exams were rough.
He was ok, but he could've been better/explained exam strategies or something more.
That I would have to memorize so much.
Jan 9, 2022
Flipped classroom was not my cup of tea, but plenty of people prefer it
Prof: Amy Grady / Fall 2020
Jan 8, 2022
I had taken Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 in high school already, so I already expected the material to be easy. It was not bad at all, and the exams were fair. Every week you have to take a proctored quiz on zoom with a TA, and you are also allowed to ask about problems beforehand. This would be great, but the TA I got was not good at explaining things and let his baby cry in the background every week unmuted while we took our quizzes.
The course content was not quite as in depth as the Calc 1 course I took in high school, but it definitely covered all the bases and was not difficult to get through. In addition to class meetings, there were recorded lectures, TA sessions once a week, office hours, and a class wall called Xronos where you could post a question or problem and other students/TAs/professor would help with it.
Professor Grady was a pretty good lecturer. I had no complaints.
The class meetings with Professor Grady (or whoever else you have) are the most important for learning the material and asking questions. The recorded lectures are by Dr. Knudson, and they can be hit or miss in terms of understandability.
Prof: Alex York / Fall 2021
Jan 8, 2022
Dr. York is a really good lecture and explains all the concepts really well. There are homework problems for each lesson and a weekly quiz but most of your grade comes from the 4 exams. Not too difficult if you do the past exams he gives and practice a lot.
past exams are your best friend
Dec 22, 2021
Flipped class definitely makes you work and learn most of the material on your own. Try to stay on track and don't get behind or it'll become a lot harder to catch up. If you put the effort in, then you'll get a good grade. I only received a C because I didn't put in as much effort as I should've for the exams.
Limits, Derivatives, Integrals. Definitely would be nice to have some background and experience with Calculus or else it'll be a challenge.
Prof. Adams is a nice and funny guy, he's definitely a very smart guy and helps out anyone who asks a question. His recorded lectures weren't the best for me however.
Study Edge was my savior personally, however everyone has their different study methods. If you don't have background in Calc, definitely review over trig. Be prepared to study and not be behind.
Dec 4, 2021
Nobody likes math, but get this class out of the way. Prof. Adams makes things run pretty smoothly, but if you're in a flipped model section, make sure not to get behind.
The online textbook for me was much more effective than Dr. Adams' video lectures.
Oct 21, 2021
Dr. Adams is a good teacher if you watch the lecture videos. They can get fairly annoying and I will admit that I prefer to just do the Xronos assignments and learn by myself, but they are helpful. Workload is light. However, my friend with a different teacher has a much heavier workload and is graded on accuracy rather than attendance.
Make sure you took at least Calc AB in high school, this will be somewhat review but it is important to have this prior knowledge
Dr. Adams is extremely understanding but stern with his rules and by the books. He is very nice and I like him a lot.
Sit with smart people. It is a flipped class so your peers will teach you.
Prof: Scott Keeran / Fall 2021
Oct 9, 2021
Dr. Keeran does not teach really since it is a flipped classroom style. You watch unhelpful videos on your own time and he does a quick review in class. Then in class, you do a worksheet with others and a 5-minute, 1-question quiz at the end of each lecture. The solutions to the worksheet are released the following day. The exams do not reflect the work done in class or homework.
You'll learn the derivative which is extremely useful. You also learn limits and integrals which are nice to know.
He does not show you your grade until the end of the semester. Although he tells you how much each one weighs and shows you your scores, so you can self calculate according to the syllabus.
You'll be teaching yourself essentially. Honestly, if you did well in Calc AB high school and don't have to take Calc 2, then skip this class.
Sep 27, 2021
Honestly, your grade will reflect the amount you put into the class. As long as you complete all the work given, along with the past exams, you will be golden!
Adam's class is a flipped classroom, so we would watch the lectures at home and complete worksheets in class. He takes attendance which is a bit of a downside, but it incentivices you to go to class ig. Our class is smaller than the big lecture halls with york(?), so would recommend Adams if you can!
Prof. Adams for sure (fun guy and good teacher!)
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