Professor Stephen Adams Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!)