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Amanda Klein


What would you say is the difficulty level of this class?

“It’s a college level class, so it is difficult. It is designed for the non-honors math student. But it does mean you have to up your game, that you actually have to do the homework, not just copy the answers from the back of the textbook or you fail the exams. It is really theory based, so you have to know what you are doing.” (Sue Woolley, teacher)

“It starts out really easy, and then if you don’t pay attention because you get tricked by how easy it is, it gets really hard.” (Logan Phillips, alumnus)

“Out of ten, probably a six. If you put in the work you can succeed, but if you want to slack, you won’t do as well.” (Kailyn Maiz, senior)

What is the workload like?

“The workload really isn’t bad in my class. There is no summer assignment, you have about thirty to forty-five minutes of homework a night, except getting ready for the tests. Test-prep will take a couple of hours.” (Sue Woolley, teacher)

“Not that heavy; normal.” (Logan Phillips, alumnus)

“You have homework everyday, so kind of heavy.” (Kailyn Maiz, senior)

What kind of student should take this class/Why would a student want to take this class?

“If you took pre-calc and you don’t really want to take calculus, or if you took CP Trig-Stats and you want to take an AP class, this is the class for you. And I’m way more fun than calculus.” (Sue Woolley, teacher)

Any tips for students looking to take this class?

“If they like statistics, they should take it… if they don’t, there is no point in taking it because you could take Calculus of even Pre-Calculus [instead].” (Logan Phillips, alumnus)

“It’s not really a math class, so beware.” (Kailyn Maiz, senior)

Is there anything you would have done differently now that you have taken this course?

“If I could have gone back and done something differently, I would have done all my homework instead of just skipping all the homeworks because the workload actually gets a little bit harder as time goes on because the first part is review and then the second part of the class is new material, and then I got caught off-guard by that new material, and I was in the habit of just not doing my homework, so it was harder.” (Logan Phillips, alumnus)

“I would’ve paid more attention to detail.” (Kailyn Maiz, senior)

What kind of careers could this class lead to?

“It really does apply in every single career because in every career you are probably going to be doing testing and you want to know if it is making a difference, so every career. Actuaries is a job, where you just crunch statistics and you take different tests as you go along. When you are a low man on the totem pole and you’ve only taken a few tests as an actuary, you don’t make a whole lot of money, but by the time you take your last test, you are the top of the food chain, you make as much as a doctor.” (Sue Woolley, teacher)

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