Skip to main content # ‘18.01: 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 | 173 |

Hours/Week | 8.2 (77 responses) |

Instructors | Larry Guth |

Overall Rating | 6.0/7.0 |

## Realistic Prerequisites

- There are no hard prerequisites for this course.
- Some students recommend having some understanding of integration or differentiation.

## Subject Matter

- Most thought it was very useful and connected to many different subjects.
- There was some theory, but most found it applied.

## Course Staff

- Course staff were
**super nice** and **helpful**. - TAs were especially helpful at answering questions in and outside of office hours.

## Lectures

- Students found lectures to be well-paced.
- Students found office hours reinforced learning in lecture, as well as completing the problem sets.

## Problem Sets

- Students found the psets to be
**challenging but fun**, as they contained real world applications. - Students found that the psets took less than 5 hours a week to complete.
- Students were prepared for the psets by lectures and recitations.

## Exams

- Students found the exams to be similar to problem sets and recitations.
- Exams were very reasonable to finish within the given time period.

## Resources

- Students used the assigned readings and the lecture slides.
- Some students expressed a desire for a course textbook

## Grading

- Students thought grading was fair.

## Advice to Future Students

*”If you can ASE into 18.01A or 18.02, go for it.”* *“Go to office hours. The lecture slides don’t help.”*