The second week of school has come and gone. Which means that, it's time to reflect on another week of school once again.
In general, this week for AP Calc was pretty chill and relaxed. Unless we're talking about the day before the assessment that is. But I'll get to that in a bit. The weekend before the start of this past school week was spent working on the Pre-Calc review packet that we got on the first week of school. It was supposed to be a refresher on a lot of the things that we should have learned in our Pre-Calc class last year. At first I found myself struggling to keep up with my friends at my table since it seemed like they were remembering how to do everything on the worksheet much more clearly than I do. This worried me a lot. But as I went through and completed the worksheet I found myself getting used to doing this type of math again, and now I feel more confident about my ability as a math student once again.
Now, the packet was due on the test/assessment day. Which was Tuesday this time. Even thought I was feeling more confident, I didn't think that I was ready for an assessment already. But, it is an AP class so I just did my very best on it. I found that the problems that gave me the most difficulty in doing were the graph related problems. So basically the same stuff that I found difficult in the worksheet. But even through all this, I did manage to get a 28/29 on the assessment which made me really freaking happy.
We started our AP-Calc adventure by learning about limits. Which most of the people in my class have already learned due to us taking 3 tris of Honors Pre-Calc, or regular Pre-Calc, last year. Even so, the lesson was very much appreciated because it helped me remember little things that I might have forgotten if not for Mr. Cresswell teaching it again. And of course, the start of a new lesson comes the homework for that section. It wasn't anything difficult really. It was mostly just identifying limits and proving them algebraically.
Bryll Matthew Moreno