‘18.02A: 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 140
Hours/Week 10.3 (32 responses)
Instructors John Bush
Overall Rating 6.0/7.0

Realistic Prerequisites

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

Subject Matter

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

Course Staff

  • Course staff were very friendly and approachable.


  • Most students found lectures helpful, and used the notes and recordings to supplement their learning.
  • Students found lectures well-paced.

Problem Sets

  • Students found the lectures prepared them well for problem sets.
  • Students found the psets applicable to other subjects.
  • Students took between 5 and 8 hours to complete each pset.


  • Students found that lectures prepared them for exams.
  • Students used practice exams.
  • Studying took students between 4 and 8 hours.


  • Students used the lecture notes and recordings, as well as MITx.


  • Grading was fair and transparent.
  • The cutoffs were 90/77/63 for an A,B,C respectively.

Advice to Future Students

  1. “GO TO OFFICE HOURS! They are incredibly helpful for the psets!”
  2. “Practice. Ask questions..”