# Calculus I

Calculus I Introductory analytic geometry and calculus. Topics include limits, continuity, differential calculus of algebraic and trigonometric functions with applications to curve sketching, optimization problems and related rates, the indefinite and definite integral, area under a curve, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Inverse functions and the logarithmic and exponential functions are also introduced along with applications to exponential growth and decay.

Going into the class, I was initially nervous as I had not taken Calculus since my junior year of high school. This course quickly got me back up to speed of where I was. Roughly 10 homework problems due three times a week, very manageable, as for me homework never took longer than an hour to complete. Midterms are only 6-7 problems that are slightly more lengthy than what you've been doing on homework. Overall a very good refresher for me, and I feel very adequately prepared for Calc II or Linear Algebra, as well fulfilling a requirement for a variety of majors. Your experience may vary quite drastically if you have not taken a Pre-calc or Calc class before, but Proctor has made it very apparent that she is more than willing to take extra time to work with you, as long as you communicate you need the help.

Going into the class, I was initially nervous as I had not taken Calculus since my junior year of high school. This course quickly got me back up to speed of where I was. Roughly 10 homework problems due three times a week, very manageable, as for me homework never took longer than an hour to complete. Midterms are only 6-7 problems …Read more

Prof. Proctor was born to be a professor. She is helpful, friendly, approachable, and really wants her students to do well. There is a higher volume of homework but it is worth it for the sake of forced studying/review. She is helpful in office hours and in class. While it is fast paced (due to the fact that she must cover everything in one semester), she does her best to break down concepts and is one of the best math professors or teachers that I have ever had. It is easier if you have taken calc before but I hadn't taken calc since senior year of high school (so three years ago) and am doing totally fine in the class. Highly recommend to take calc with her.

Prof. Proctor was born to be a professor. She is helpful, friendly, approachable, and really wants her students to do well. There is a higher volume of homework but it is worth it for the sake of forced studying/review. She is helpful in office hours and in class. While it is fast paced (due to the fact that she must cover everything …Read more

The course required a significant amount of time and effort, with assignments and readings that demanded close attention. Steve is an excellent teacher, presenting material clearly and effectively, and he is always willing to help students understand challenging concepts. However, he is also a tough grader, expecting a high level of mastery and thoroughness in assignments and exams. The exams themselves are challenging, testing not only on the core material but also requiring critical thinking and a deep understanding of the topics covered.

The course required a significant amount of time and effort, with assignments and readings that demanded close attention. Steve is an excellent teacher, presenting material clearly and effectively, and he is always willing to help students understand challenging concepts. However, he is also a tough grader, expecting a high level of …Read more

This class wasnt a requirement and I hate math so my experience is a bit biased but I found it quite challenging with the consistent homework and fast pace. We learn a new concept every class, do homework on it, and move on immediately. I struggled at first but after the first exam I got a sense of Proctor's style and reached out to her for extra help and did so much better from then on. Proctor is really kind and encouraging and enthusiastic and always happy to help, she really made the class so much better I can't imagine taking it with anyone else. She can get a bit off topic but its kind of fun I never minded.

This class wasnt a requirement and I hate math so my experience is a bit biased but I found it quite challenging with the consistent homework and fast pace. We learn a new concept every class, do homework on it, and move on immediately. I struggled at first but after the first exam I got a sense of Proctor's style and reached out to …Read more

I found this course very challenging, but if you put in the work, you will also find it very rewarding. The homework in this class is graded, and it is consistent throughout the semester, so it is important that you do it. Professor Abbott is an amazing person. I went to his office hours multiple times a week and received so much extra help outside of class time. The exams were difficult for me, but going to office hours really helped me and Professor Abbott truly recognizes the effort that you put into the class. he is such a nice person, and you can tell how much he loves calculus and wants to help you understand it if you are willing.

I found this course very challenging, but if you put in the work, you will also find it very rewarding. The homework in this class is graded, and it is consistent throughout the semester, so it is important that you do it. Professor Abbott is an amazing person. I went to his office hours multiple times a week and received so much ext …Read more

Prof. Albert was very helpful. Her lectures contained all of the information you needed to complete the homework and if anything was unclear her office hours were also very informative. Notes were allowed on the exams which was very helpful if you spent the time to prepare good notes. There was a lot of homework each week, but it was good practice, and I feel like I actually learned a lot.

Prof. Albert was very helpful. Her lectures contained all of the information you needed to complete the homework and if anything was unclear her office hours were also very informative. Notes were allowed on the exams which was very helpful if you spent the time to prepare good notes. There was a lot of homework each week, but it was …Read more

Prof. Abbot is super fun. Hes so chill and really nice, he genuinely wants to help you. I struggled throughout the class but regular office hours helps IMMENSELY. There is word problem project that can work in a group with and homework is due before class every class.

Prof. Abbott was my favorite profesor this entire semester. I really struggled in this class but he made sure I was able to meet him whenever so we can go over the homework and everything I was so confused on. He makes it possible to learn. On top of that he is just a funny, nice, goofy man that loves teaching about math! W mans in my books

If you have taken Calc 1 in the past, this class will not be difficult for you. The exams are tough but very manageable. Professor Proctor is a fair grader and truly wants everyone to do well. The class is homework heavy, and it does take up a lot of time. However, this is expected for a class like Calculus. If you are taking this class because it is a prerequisite for a future class you wish to take, I recommend taking it with Professor Proctor as she is very mindful of this circumstance.

If you have taken Calc 1 in the past, this class will not be difficult for you. The exams are tough but very manageable. Professor Proctor is a fair grader and truly wants everyone to do well. The class is homework heavy, and it does take up a lot of time. However, this is expected for a class like Calculus. If you are taking this cl …Read more

Professor Proctor is an incredibly nice and understanding person. Her exams and grading are fair. At times, explanations can be either unclear or drag on. I was not a fan of her style of teaching. She writes lots of complete sentences on the board during lectures to explain what she's doing. Personally, I understand the substance better through numbers and concrete examples instead of straight definitions.

Professor Proctor is an incredibly nice and understanding person. Her exams and grading are fair. At times, explanations can be either unclear or drag on. I was not a fan of her style of teaching. She writes lots of complete sentences on the board during lectures to explain what she's doing. Personally, I understand the substance bet …Read more

This was a fantastic course. Professor Abbott is amazing. Although Calculus is not easy, he made it fun and feel very reasonable. The class consisted of problem sets and exams. I thoroughly enjoyed this class.

Professor Proctor is an amazing and understanding professor. Since I had to take this class, I am happy that it was with her. It was difficult, though, which is expected for a calc class, but she really did make the experience good.

Overall, this class was fairly easy. Emily Proctor is an amazing professor. I will say this class moves very slowly, so if you have past experience with calc. Maybe go to calc 2. Love this class tho, exams can be difficult but nothing too crazy

Class was manageable but the weekly problem sets required long hours and were difficult. The exams were manageable and much easier than the problem sets. Professor was very accommodating and really helpful if you ask for it.

Was challenging but rewarding. The course covered foundational concepts in calculus, with a strong emphasis on understanding and applying principles rather than just memorizing formulas. Problem sets were assigned regularly and often required a good amount of effort. The exams were tough but fair, testing both basic skills and more complex applications. The professor was engaging and helpful, with clear explanations during lectures and responsive support during office hours. Overall, it's a solid course that builds a strong calculus foundation, though it requires consistent effort and good study habits

Was challenging but rewarding. The course covered foundational concepts in calculus, with a strong emphasis on understanding and applying principles rather than just memorizing formulas. Problem sets were assigned regularly and often required a good amount of effort. The exams were tough but fair, testing both basic skills and more c …Read more

Professor Albert is an amazing professor and an even better mathematician. Whether listening to her in lecture or meeting with her during a one-on-one meeting, she is very passionate about math and loves to work with students. I was scared of calculus, but she made me enjoy it!

Going into Calc I, I was quite concerned given that I had not experienced this course material in high school. However, Professor Abbott really made this course something special. He is extraordinarily knowledgeable and passionate about his job, but above all, he's simply a very kind genuine individual. His teaching style made classes extremely engaging and comprehendible. Professor Abbott is able to explain new material using methodology and terminology that actually means something, especially in terms of application.

Going into Calc I, I was quite concerned given that I had not experienced this course material in high school. However, Professor Abbott really made this course something special. He is extraordinarily knowledgeable and passionate about his job, but above all, he's simply a very kind genuine individual. His teaching style made classe …Read more

Professor Morris Wright is a nice woman. She offers a lot of help outside of class through office hours. Her tests aren't too hard as long as you study. Her lectures are pretty boring, and her explanations for concepts and problems are quite vague. I felt I needed to self-teach a lot of the material to be successful.

Prof. Abbot may be the best professor I have had at Middlebury so far. He is passionate about the material and teaches in a way that is intuitive and makes following what he is saying relatively easy. There is a homework grade, and 3 problem sets per week. As long as you do the problem sets and understand them this course should be nothing to worry about. As with most math courses, if you start to get behind, then it may become more difficult.

Prof. Abbot may be the best professor I have had at Middlebury so far. He is passionate about the material and teaches in a way that is intuitive and makes following what he is saying relatively easy. There is a homework grade, and 3 problem sets per week. As long as you do the problem sets and understand them this course should be n …Read more

Professor Proctor was amazing, providing students with great feedback on exams and lenient grading. The projects were very useful and she does a great job preparing students for other classes, regardless of the field or discipline. The class was fast-paced but when you do the homework and study for exams, it is difficult but worthwhile.

Holy shi* steve is the actual best. I've had a thing against math since highschool and taking this class was a 'I can prove to myself that I can do this' moment but despite going into it pretty negatively steve met me where i was at and made the course feel valuable.

He really really loves math, and it is evident. He genuinely enjoys working with his students and spends extra time beyond office hours to accommodate students if asked for. The class is not that hard, though there are some topics that we moved through really fast.

I really enjoyed taking the class with Professor Wright. She provides ample opportunities for students to practice the lesson taught, doesn't overload the class with homework, and allows students to learn from mistakes. The practice exams, worksheets, and modules she posts really helped me get through this class without any trouble.

Steve is an amazing professor and is incredibly passionate about making sure all of his students feel comfortable with the material and have a fair chance to express their understanding. He is very approachable and I would most certainly take a class with him again.

I enjoyed this course although I had already taken Calculus 1 in high school. It was very nice to review the material and I found myself learning stuff that I did not remember learning in high school. For exams, students are given a notecard which is very beneficial in studying and gathering knowledge for the exam.

I had never taken a calculus class before, and Emily was the most understanding professor. I'm an econ major, so I needed calc to move into the theory classes, and I'm so grateful to have taken this class because my understanding of calc is so much more intuitive now thanks to my experience with her.

While definitely not an easy class, Professor Proctor managed to make the experience quite enjoyable. She brings a lot of enthusiasm and is always willing to provide extra support to students who need it. There is a lot of homework for this class (but this isn't unique to Proctor's section), but she drops your lowest three homework scores which gives you some flexibility during crunch-periods. She is also quite lenient with her grading, and allows you to bring a note card to the exams which is great.

While definitely not an easy class, Professor Proctor managed to make the experience quite enjoyable. She brings a lot of enthusiasm and is always willing to provide extra support to students who need it. There is a lot of homework for this class (but this isn't unique to Proctor's section), but she drops your lowest three homework s …Read more

Emily is honestly the most understanding person ever. She always seems enthusiastic to help an answer question during class and in office hours. She will take the time to help you and she doesn't make you feel bad if you're behind in understanding the material. The material itself can be somewhat challenging and it can feel totally overwhelming at first, but you get used to it. Also, you can't skip class. You'll be lost and find it hard to catch up after.

Emily is honestly the most understanding person ever. She always seems enthusiastic to help an answer question during class and in office hours. She will take the time to help you and she doesn't make you feel bad if you're behind in understanding the material. The material itself can be somewhat challenging and it can feel totally o …Read more

No issue at all with Prof Proctor she's so sweet and really cares about your well-being. The only issue I had was with the calc I course itself. There's just too much material to cover in 12 weeks so it's a really hard intro course. Homework always took 3+ hours but I also just don't understand math that easily. If you have to take calc though, definitely take with Proctor!

Pretty forgiving (you can miss 1 lab, 2 homework assignments (if you do a self-care thing), 1 edfinity exercise and you get extra credit on a couple of things). She puts us on study groups, which I think was really helpful. She uploads literally all the material we go through in class on Canvas with the answers in a clearly structured schedule, which I really appreciate. Pretty easy if you have a strong background in math and she explains concepts clearly, though the fast pace may be tough if you don't.

Pretty forgiving (you can miss 1 lab, 2 homework assignments (if you do a self-care thing), 1 edfinity exercise and you get extra credit on a couple of things). She puts us on study groups, which I think was really helpful. She uploads literally all the material we go through in class on Canvas with the answers in a clearly structure …Read more

I really struggled in this class. Abbott went so fast in class and taught as if everyone had a solid background in calculus. However, once I started attending office hours, I got a better understanding of the course

Prof. Abbott is amazing and the most stereotypical math prof. Hands down one of the best profs at Middlebury! The class is fast-paced, so make sure to actually read the chapter. One of my favorite classes so far!

Steve is the BEST, I'm not a "math person" and calc definitely wasn't my best class, but he's always available for office hours and super accommodating of any student's needs. He loves math and forms close relationships with a lot of his students, super nice guy. Exams are pretty tough.

Emily was a fantastic professor and if anyone gets the chance they should 1000% take a class with her. She was not only an effective instructor but also was very understanding and fair in her assessments and evaluations. She should definitely be acknowledged for her skill as an instructor but more importantly her ability to be a human being, which other professors seem to forget.

Steve is a great professor. He is very engaging and invested in his students. He explains things very well. He doesn't give hard homework; however, he is a hard grader. The course material is very interesting and applicable to many majors.

The content can be difficult but Professor Abbott is clearly very enthusiastic which makes for a great class. It is mostly an effort based class and the midterms are pretty realistically based off of what we learned in class.

I was honestly nervous for this class, but it was my favorite class this semester. Steve is my favorite person, he is so incredibly sweet and helps you when you do not know what is going on. I honestly am sad to leave this class. He makes me wants to take Calc II. As for homework, it is usually three assignments per week. They take around an hour, or more, but not horrible. The exams for me for some reason are hard, but there are other factors in your grade.

I was honestly nervous for this class, but it was my favorite class this semester. Steve is my favorite person, he is so incredibly sweet and helps you when you do not know what is going on. I honestly am sad to leave this class. He makes me wants to take Calc II. As for homework, it is usually three assignments per week. They take a …Read more

enjoyed the class, average amount of homework, exams a bit difficult. fast paced class, the professor is clear and very helpful and informed. I really enjoyed the class and even got to do some yoga. I would recommend.

Professor Rose is very kind and accommodating. This class is quite difficult for me because I'm not really a math person, but going in for office hours/TA hours helps a lot with homework assignments. Prof. Rose is a very fast-paced lecturer, but again, getting extra help will be useful if the material is harder for you to understand. Quizzes were hard but if you do well on the homework and show up to labs, you should be able to get a good final grade

Professor Rose is very kind and accommodating. This class is quite difficult for me because I'm not really a math person, but going in for office hours/TA hours helps a lot with homework assignments. Prof. Rose is a very fast-paced lecturer, but again, getting extra help will be useful if the material is harder for you to understand. …Read more

Honestly I loved this class with Professor Rose. Although the class is extremely fast paced and the material in class can be quite confusing, the lab periods working in groups are very enjoyable and effective. There is a lot of homework every week, so I would definitely recommend going to the TA hours, which are VERY helpful. The tests are easy, and would definitely take the class again.

Honestly I loved this class with Professor Rose. Although the class is extremely fast paced and the material in class can be quite confusing, the lab periods working in groups are very enjoyable and effective. There is a lot of homework every week, so I would definitely recommend going to the TA hours, which are VERY helpful. The tes …Read more

I really enjoyed class with Prof Abbott. He is always super enthusiastic- he will explain examples again in interesting ways if students do not get it the first time. His office hours are super helpful and he always works to provide students with alternate resources to supplement their understanding. If you feel like he's going to fast his office hours help go over class content. He is also just very nice and understanding.

I really enjoyed class with Prof Abbott. He is always super enthusiastic- he will explain examples again in interesting ways if students do not get it the first time. His office hours are super helpful and he always works to provide students with alternate resources to supplement their understanding. If you feel like he's going to fa …Read more

Professor Abbott is super enthusiastic; he's the only math teacher I've ever had who has actually made math fun! In Calc I he lectures for half of the class which he keeps very engaging and for the second half we work together in groups to complete practice problems. He's very accommodating, and understanding and always cracks jokes in class!

Professor Albert is very nice and helpful. She answers any questions someone might have and makes sure her students understand the material. You also get a note sheet for each exam which is nice. You have a week to complete the two weekly homework assignments (one written one online with infinite attempts) which is pretty reasonable. If you put in effort you will do well in this class. I took AP calc AB in high school and I felt like this course was pretty similar to that but if you do not have a background in calc I think that Professor Albert does a great job of explaining topics.

Professor Albert is very nice and helpful. She answers any questions someone might have and makes sure her students understand the material. You also get a note sheet for each exam which is nice. You have a week to complete the two weekly homework assignments (one written one online with infinite attempts) which is pretty reasonable. …Read more

Steve Abbott is fantastic! He is energetic, kind, and passionate. I was not looking forward to taking calc but now it is one of my favorite classes. His teaching is effective and he is very good at explaining things. The exams are pretty tricky but Steve is a very fair grader. Overall this is a great class.

Calculus 1 was engaging with Professor Abbott being a passionate teacher, but the final exam posed challenges. The enthusiasm made concepts clear, yet the difficulty of the exam requires thorough preparation. Overall, a rewarding experience

Professor Abbott made the semester with him amazing and enjoyable. He is the type of professor who really enjoyed what he was thinking. He can be a little fast at times but if you go to his office hours regularly, you will do great in his class. He doesn't give crazy amount of homework and tests. He is very fair grader. If you have this course with Professor Abbott, you will do great.

Professor Abbott made the semester with him amazing and enjoyable. He is the type of professor who really enjoyed what he was thinking. He can be a little fast at times but if you go to his office hours regularly, you will do great in his class. He doesn't give crazy amount of homework and tests. He is very fair grader. If you have t …Read more

I really enjoyed taking Calc 1 with Professor Albert. She always made sure students understood the material and gave multiple examples for every topic. We were allowed to have notes during tests, which made the tests a lot easier and caused less stress. We also had mini-projects, which were a bit more difficult, but were easier if you reached out for help. Overall, I really enjoyed the class.

I really enjoyed taking Calc 1 with Professor Albert. She always made sure students understood the material and gave multiple examples for every topic. We were allowed to have notes during tests, which made the tests a lot easier and caused less stress. We also had mini-projects, which were a bit more difficult, but were easier if yo …Read more

I thoroughly enjoyed taking Calculus 1 with Professor Abbot this semester. His enthusiasm for the subject was contagious, and he made complex concepts accessible with his clear explanations and engaging teaching style. The course was well-structured, with a good balance of theory and practical problems that reinforced the material effectively. Professor Abbot's willingness to provide extra help and his insightful feedback on assignments greatly enhanced my learning experience. Overall, this class exceeded my expectations and has left me excited for future math courses.

I thoroughly enjoyed taking Calculus 1 with Professor Abbot this semester. His enthusiasm for the subject was contagious, and he made complex concepts accessible with his clear explanations and engaging teaching style. The course was well-structured, with a good balance of theory and practical problems that reinforced the material ef …Read more

She goes super fast in class but she is always happy to answer your questions in class and during office hours. She is very understanding and gives credit for effort and her grading on exams is typically generous.

This course was not too hard, and Professor Abbott was wonderful at keeping the class lighthearted and explaining anything asked with great detail. I would say that missing class is pretty tough for your overall learning, as it is relatively hard to catch up. One nice part of class though is that you will get an A for the semester with an 89 or above in his class.

Abbot is a great professor and is very accommodating to all situations. If this is your first time taking calculus, it's a great class to take with him. Exams are a bit difficult but if you go over the homework you should be fine.

Ms. Morris-Wright is seriously one of the nicest people I've ever met. The lectures are not too fast. The homework is not a big deal, just like once a week and it takes like two to three hours to complete.

Genuinely one of the nicest people I've ever met. The lectures are super fast paced but because of how much content is covered in class we have no readings. The homework is once a week and not too bad, 2-3 hours a week.

Homework was fairly reasonable and tests matched what was assigned. The class went pretty fast so if you fall behind in one area it’s pretty easy to get confused. Professor was very eager to help with any questions and explained things pretty clearly.

I really enjoyed taking Calculus 1 with Professor Malcolm-White. She was really nice and her exams were easy. If you do the homework (which she gives you a week to complete), the exams will be easy (as she usually takes problems from the problem sets). She is very kind and understanding and will take the time to help you if you need anything. She made me love math and want to take Calculus 2! If you have to take Calculus 1, I highly recommend Professor Malcolm White

I really enjoyed taking Calculus 1 with Professor Malcolm-White. She was really nice and her exams were easy. If you do the homework (which she gives you a week to complete), the exams will be easy (as she usually takes problems from the problem sets). She is very kind and understanding and will take the time to help you if you need …Read more

Prof Rose Morris-Wright is a nice person but not a good teacher. She goes too fast and gets nervous when she is teaching. attendance is a grade in the class and if you miss a class you will get a 0/1 on that day. There are 3 quizzes and a final that are worth 60% of your grade and they are very hard. I would take the class with someone else.

I already took calc and this was a light course. After being taught this before I can say that the prof is not teaching the material the best way. The homework is harder than the tests and the lectures have many examples and notes are easy to follow. 9ams aren’t so bad but it just makes the class harder to pay attention in.

Professor Rose is kind and caring professor. The quizzes are somewhat easy but they test your ability to recall information rather than asking very difficult questions. If you do the homeworks and edfinties, then there is no reason you cannot get an A

Professor Rose is very nice and she is very enthusiastic about the material. However, it is hard to follow some of the lectures and the class can become a little repetitive. Test difficulty level is very uneven, it could be really easy or it could be very hard. Group work during labs is very helpful and I would definitely recommend making use of the TAs to get some extra help.

As someone who struggled with math in high school, I thought that Professor Morris-Wright was a rather clear lecturer. While there was a good amount of homework, I think that our study groups and other homework helped to reinforce the material.

I really enjoyed both this course and having Rose as a professor. She was very accommodating and wanted each student to learn and succeed. The homework was doable and translated into preparation for the exams.