‘18.022: Calculus’

Table of contents

  1. Course Info
  2. Realistic Prerequisites
  3. Subject Matter
  4. Course Staff
  5. Lectures
  6. Problem Sets
  7. Exams
  8. Resources
  9. Grading
  10. Advice to Future Students

Course Info

Class Size 43
Hours/Week 8.7 (29 responses)
Instructors Alexei Borodin
Overall Rating 6.0/7.0

Realistic Prerequisites

  • Students believe the content of 18.01 is a necessary prerequisite.

Subject Matter

  • Most thought it was theoretical, with a handful of applications.
  • Students thought it was foundational and useful.

Course Staff

  • Course staff were approachable and caring.
  • TAs often stayed late to help students if needed.


  • Students found lectures to be fast-paced.
  • Students found the problem sets to be the most useful in reinforcing lecture material.

Problem Sets

  • Students found the psets to be very helpful for reinforcing lecture content.
  • Students spent anywhere from 3 to 8 hours on each pset.


  • Students found the exams to be similar to problem sets and recitations.
  • Posted practice exams and review recitations helped students prepare for exams.
  • Students spent anywhere from a few hours to multiple days to prepare for the exam.


  • Students used the course textbook and recitation notes.


  • Students thought grading was fair.
  • Grade cutoffs were not released.

Advice to Future Students

  1. “I strongly suggest attending and actively participating in all lectures and recitations”
  2. “Study consistently, no short burst of cramming a whole chapter in a week.”