honors precalculus or calculus classes are the most difficult calculus courses students would take to study calculus, they are very challenging and not for anyone.

So it is worth it to take the precalculus and honors calculus courses?

This is what we’ll discover in this post.

## Is honors precalculus hard

**honors precalculus is the easiest honors calculus course, meaning is it so much easier compared to honors calculus 1, calculus 2, and calculus 3 but at the same time is harder than a regular precalculus course.**

**The context of precalculus honors courses and regular precalculus courses are similar, in precalculus honors courses, students study the subjects more deeply and thoroughly than in regular math precalculus courses.**

here is an example program of a precalculus honors course and how much time it takes to complete.

- section 1 ⇒ 3 weeks:
**Polynomial Functions** - section 2 ⇒ 4 weeks:
**Functions** - section 3 ⇒ 3 weeks:
**Exponents and Logarithms** - section 4 ⇒ 4 weeks:
**Analytic Geometry** - section 5 ⇒ 3 weeks:
**Trigonometric Functions** - section 6 ⇒ 5 weeks:
**Trigonometric Equations and Applications** - section 7 ⇒ 4 weeks:
**Triangle Trigonometry** - section 8 ⇒ 4 weeks:
**Limits, Series, and Iterated Functions**

so if you compare an honors precalculus to regular precalculus you will find them similar. but in precalculus courses students solve more complex and difficult problems than regular precalculus students do.

In addtion, the exams precalculus honors students take are more emphasized, time-limited, and hardly controlled by teachers or professors.

So a lot of people think to drop precalculus due to the hardships and struggles they face.

### Should I drop honors pre-calculus

**if you find yourself getting bad grades consistently regarding the big efforts you deploy, maybe is time to think about dropping the honors precalculus course and returning to a regular one. But you have to understand that the honors precalculus course is a great course for preparing you for AP class in calculus and getting high chances to succeed in it.**

**Normally students get terrified after getting their B’s or C’s in the first exams or quizzes and then start thinking to drop this class, but professors say that is normal, after you get used to the system of honors precalculus courses your level will increase and will start seeing good results.**

So if you’re still at the beginning of your class, it is not a problem to get a B or C in precalculus courses and struggle a little bit. Especially in** your first month or second month**, building a habit of quitting is not good, and challenging yourself will be better than dropping.

But for students who spent half a time of a course, doing their maximum and still not getting good results, in these cases, you can think about dropping a class or changing the method you study math. maybe you don’t know how to study effectively math.

But you must have the diligence to work alone and prepare for AP calculus classes.

## Is honors calculus 1 hard

**honors calculus 1 is very difficult regardless that students study the same topics as regular calculus 1, but in honors calculus, 1 student goes deeper and does a lot of proofs. Students in honors calculus must prove almost anything they study in classes, it is a good way of working but it is draining and time costly.**

**in honors, calculus students spend almost 4 to 5 hours a day completing homework and studying. Sometimes they get forced to study at night to get their job done until 3 to 4 am. Because it contains a lot of proofs that take a lot of time to get done. **

To stay consistent and have this routine is very hard, you have to enjoy math and challenge yourself to complete these tones of duties. but for people who are not enjoying math and profs, we will not recommend that because you will mostly burn out and drop the course.

For this reason is better to take a calculus honors class if you enjoy math, or have an intent to major in math other than that it will not be worth it to get this amount of suffering just for the label of an honors calculus course.

This is an example of a program you will be studying in the precalculus course:

- limits and continuity;
- Differential and integral calculus:
- the derivative and applications;
- extrema
- the definite integral
- fundamental theorem of calculus
- L’Hopital’s rule.

## Is honors calculus 2 hard

**honors calculus 2 is hard and most difficult than honors calculus 1, students have to study more advanced and complex topics like derivatives, integrals, equations differentials, and other subjects that require having solid basics or the preference of having taken honors precalculus and calculus 1.**

Taking honors calculus 2 will be a good option for students who aim to continue their studies meaning master’s and Ph.D. in math major. Or the people who enjoy math and want to challenge themselves.

but you have to understand that the honors calculus 2 exams are tougher and longer than regular exams. In addtion, the homework students have to complete is intense and requires a lot of time and effort.

people already complain about calculus 2 and struggle to pass it, so what about the tougher course like the honors calculus 2?

## Is honors calculus 3 hard

honors calculus 3 is the most difficult topic studnet take before getting their bachelor’s degree. It is a kind of multivariable calculus, it is more advanced and challenging way. In honors calculus 3 students must complete theses following courses:

- Functions of several variables.
- Vectors in the plane and space.
- Partial derivatives with applications, especially Lagrange multipliers.
- Double and triple integrals.
- Spherical and cylindrical coordinates.
- Surface and line integrals.
- Divergence, gradient, and curl.
- The theorem of Gauss and Stokes.

studnet study higher and wider content in honors calculus 3 than regular calculus, meaning more complex or difficult multivariable integrals. In addtion, they have many quizzes to respond to and a ton of homework they have to deliver each while.

In addtion to succeed in honors calculus 3, students must have completed calculus 1 and 2 honors especially the application of derivatives and integrals classes to get used to support or resist the intense and advanced program.