Skip to main content # ‘18.01A: Calculus’

## Table of contents

- Course Info
- Realistic Prerequisites
- Subject Matter
- Course Staff
- Lectures
- Problem Sets
- Exams
- Resources
- Grading
- Advice to Future Students

## Course Info

Class Size | 134 |

Hours/Week | 13.2 (26 responses) |

Instructors | David Jerison |

Overall Rating | 5.5/7.0 |

## Realistic Prerequisites

- Students believe the content of AP Calculus AB is required for this course.

## Subject Matter

- Most thought it was largely applied.
- Students described it as foundational and useful.

## Course Staff

- Course staff were
**very friendly** and **eager to help**.

## Lectures

- Most students learned from both lectures and MITx videos.
- Students thought the lecture material was fast-paced.
- Students found problem sets and office hours reinforced concepts from lectures.

## Problem Sets

**Challenging.** - Students found the problem sets hard to understand, but went to office hours to help clarify the problem statements.
- Students found the lectures
**did not prepare** them for the psets. - Every pset took between 5 and 8 hours to complete.

## Exams

- The exams were fair.
- Practice exams helped the students prepare for the exams, and students spent 2 to 5 hours preparing for them.

## Resources

- Students used the MITx videos and course notes, which they found to be
**helpful**.

## Grading

- Grading was fair and transparent.

## Advice to Future Students

*“Go to office hours and don’t be afraid to speak up in class if you have a question!”* *“Begin psets early so you can attend office hours and ask questions.”*