Skip to main content # ‘18.02A: 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 | 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**.

## Lectures

- 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.

## Exams

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

## Resources

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

## Grading

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

## Advice to Future Students

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