Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
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.
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 / 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: 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.
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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