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Calculus and Vectors at Nantyr Shores Secondary School

April 22, 2022 | Atakan Elalmis | Innisfil, ON

Calculus, known to be one of the most difficult courses at Nantyr, is the peak when it comes to problem solving and equation solving. What does Calculus mean to the students that are taking it? Are there any strategies or study tips students use? Throughout the story I have been given the opportunity to conduct a short questionnaire for student Darren Hutchison, and gain a deep dive into what 12U Calculus is like!

During the online school year, many students taking high level courses were eager to be back within the classroom. face-to-face learning is valuable, whether it be a formula or a one page mega question, these students are ready for all challenges. One of these students is Darren Hutchison, as someone planning on doing post secondary at Ontario-Tech University.

Darren says “Due to the course being a prerequisite for Mechatronics Engineering at Ontario Tech, and the fact that I can take another Math course, as I enjoy it, The course was a no brainer to take.”

I asked “Do you have any tips for studying at a high level?”

“Yes,” he stated. “Paying attention in class and asking for help when needed are great ways for you to excel in high level courses.” Formulas are more present in earlier classes, not so much later classes .

Mr.Scott is the teacher who teaches many Math courses such as Grade 10 Academic math and Calculus and Vectors. He is an intelligent teacher that has had many years of experience, you may have Ms.Savage a charismatic and vibrant teacher. She teaches Grade 9 Academic math and Grade 12 Data Management .

With a class of many students, comes more opinions and tips for Calculus and Vectors, as well as any Math course. Jordan, a student also in Calculus is studying to do Astronomy at Waterloo University .

Careers such as Engineering and Architecture in post secondary requires a high level math course at your disposal, The math classes take place all on the second floor. (Rooms. 228 and 230)

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