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How essential is PreCalculas to Calculus?i have the option of taking

im really good in math, i have a 98~99 avg in math and also in math team

in addition to taking AP Cal i would have independent study to learn some topic you cover in preCal that they expect you to know in Calculus and my teacher said that will take about three weeks and i will get tested on that separately

im like 80% sure to take it unless its like i really cant follow APCal w/out PreCal???

some1 answer who took both

sidebar: also planning to take AP Chemistry

damn and i wanted my senior year be easy and have a short schedule...well thats out of the question

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2,277Memberwell i thought i was good in math... till i took calculus... i'm not really good with independent study... i just took the AP Cal AB test today...

971MemberThink about it this way, are you ready to learn a whole yr of hard college course in just one school year?

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3,141Member1,181Membertho i did end up taking half of precalc

i heard it wasnt too bad, dont sweat it

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54MemberOn the other hand, there was a girl last year who skipped pre-calc/trig and did so-so except for the problems involving trig, on which she did really badly.

You sound like you're good at math....you could probably do it.

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9th grade: geometry

10th grade: honors algebra 2/ trigonometry

11th grade: ap calculus ab

12th grade: ap calculus bc

i didn't take precalculus and although i did okay in calculus ab and bc, i think i would have been a lot more prepared if i had taken the precalculus. i wouldn't call it a necessity but definitely helpful. if i had taken precalculus i think i could have gotten all A's in my calculus classes... plus you learn some of the calculus in precalculus too.

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To me, any math below pre-calculus is not math. It's too easy. Come on... does it take 8 years to learn what x+y is? I was learning alg II when I was in 6th grade.

lol

The thing is, pre calc does not prepare you for calc. Maybe the basic trig identities and whatnot, but I think it's rubbish. I did worse in pre calc than I did in calc. Calc is more applying while precalc is more memorization.

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^ trig and pre calc are almost the same.

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To me, any math below pre-calculus is not math. It's too easy. Come on... does it take 8 years to learn what x+y is? I was learning alg II when I was in 6th grade.

lol

The thing is, pre calc does not prepare you for calc. Maybe the basic trig identities and whatnot, but I think it's rubbish. I did worse in pre calc than I did in calc. Calc is more applying while precalc is more memorization.

will you ever lose that arrogant attitude? it's honestly really annoying and i hate how you set your personal views and/or experiences to a standard which everyone else must follow.

i haven't taken precalculus so i don't know exactly what you learn and how long it takes and whatnot, but from my friends, i've heard that it basically sums up everything you've learned upto the point before learning calculus, like limits and basic differentiation and other stuff like that. i guess since you're such a clever genius you don't need that kind of thing before taking calculus but a not so much bright person like me could use that and benefit from it

. x+y i suppose is algebra which is generally taught around 8th or 9th grade and there are still geometry, algebra 2, and trigonometry before precalculus so what would you consider those if they're "not math"?

btw if you took alg2 in 6th grade, then i guess you'd have been done with linear algebra by the time you were a senior.

618Member=} kekekeke196Memberi guess i'll be taking AP calculus after all

usually i get math concepts easily, and i could always go to the tutoring for the students that skipped precal

thanks again everyone who responded

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ABhave A LOT of trouble. I wouldn't skip it without getting a pre-calculus textbook and making sure you can do EVERYTHING in pre-calccurrent....book ♥ readings for: hk society, hk social policy, social geography, globalization & information society....... fun times.

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3,141Membereveryone learns at a different pace. so it doesn't really matter when you learned what because it's not really a competition between you and the rest of the world [well maybe it is in your mind]. maybe i seem a little hostile but everytime you post you have this arrogant air about you.

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