At the beginning of the year, I was pretty excited and prepared to learn calculus because by what I heard is this course is university leveled and it requires lots of effort to do well. This is true compared to what I have learned in my previous math classes. First , it involves many hard concepts that really hard to understand compared to precalculus, some of them are completely new to me and sometimes I have to check some information online to figure it out. It doesn’t only about calculating numbers, but more abstract. Especially in application of area and volume unit, it requires spatial imagination ability to do the problems. Second, graphing calculator is a great tool for me in this course whereseas I didn’t use it in precalculus. I find graphing helps me a lot in solving problems and my mind becomes clear since I used it because having something visual is always important in math especially in calculus.

At the beginning of the year, I was pretty excited and prepared to learn calculus because from what I heard, this course is university level and it requires lots of effort to do well.

First, it involves many concepts that are really hard to understand compared to precalculus. Some of them are completely new to me and sometimes I have to check some information online to figure it out.

It is not only about calculating numbers, but is more abstract.

Especially in application of area and volume unit, it requires spatial imagination to do the problems.

I'm not 100% sure what this means :( finding out area and the volume?

Second, a graphing calculator is a great tool for me in this course whereas I didn’t use one in precalculus.

I find graphing helps me a lot in solving problems and my mind has become clearer since I used it. Having something visual is always important in math especially in calculus.