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Have you ever taken College level calculus, if so what did you think of it.

What do you mean by "college level calculus?" In my university Calculus class, it was almost identical to the calculus class I took in high school. After that, I took a class in differential equations which is also included in calculus. The course is generally easy. There is not much that you need to comprehend. I suggest that you actually take an interest in the material and question everything. Ask why the derivative of e^x is e^x. Try to formulate a proof. If you cannot, look up proofs on the INTERNET and try to get an understanding of what is ultimately being said. Thanks for asking!

I had honors calculus in high school. I have also taken Calc at Modesto Junior College, University of Pennsylvania, Delta College, and San Jose State.

My high school class was the most demanding, and had the best instructor: Garland Land.

The class at the University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League, uh-hum) was the easiest, but also had a good instructor.

The SJSU course I had to drop- so I could catch up with my 21-unit course load (I never received my text books until the 5th week of class my 1st semester, and the 4th week my second semester- thanks, NROTC!) The instructor I had there was terrible.

The MJC courses and the Delta courses were very good. The last math class was taught by the most arrogant prof I have ever studied under (excepting a tenured UPenn prof who received his post in trade for his big-tobacco family money). The MJC calc teacher uses examples from previous editions of the text in his teaching. This means he has memorized a few examples, and just regurgitates them onto the chalk board. When you have a question, he never seems to be capable of reaching into your understanding and fill in the needed information. That is because he does not care.

Mr. Land in high school- he cared very much. His instruction always showed it.I really enjoyed all my math classes. I completed several calculus classes as well as differential equations and numerical analysis. Don't get me wrong, there were some challenging times, but the concepts were generally easily understood. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the classes. Every once in a while I will crack open my old textbooks to read or do some problems. Math is fun.

I was a math major. So, I took nine or so calculus classes in college, and many other math classes that had calculus as a per-requisite. I think it was the upper division Analysis course, (the eight calculus course) when it finally made beautiful sense to me. Calculus is a thing of great beauty, but that beauty is not easy to explain to others, or to learn.

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