On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 10:38 AM, Haim <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Robert Hansen Posted: Sep 29, 2012 6:54 PM > >>Looking at this school's math and physics curriculum... >>http://www.ossm.edu/academics/course-descriptions/#javelin_faq177_9 >> >>Would it be that difficult a task to find have just ONE >>knowledgable teacher in most schools that could offer a >>similar curriculum to the advanced 11th and 12th >>graders? Even if the class size is only 5 or 10 students. > > If you are going to be persuaded by the facts, the answer is clearly "yes". >
The answer is clearly "no" since you guys clearly did not actually look at that list of math courses in that specialized high school at which Dave taught, or you have no idea of what the content of these courses actually is. Here it is again:
Multivariate Calculus Differential Equations Number Theory Probability and Statistics Linear Algebra Abstract Algebra Geometries Topology Real Analysis Foundations of Mathematics Special Advanced Problems
At a typical college these course are typically listed as upper division post-calculus courses (including this Probability and Statistics course, which is clearly calculus-based since the theory of probability and statistics is calculus-based and the page says the course is a theory-based one), meaning that one is expected to complete the lower division courses of Calculus I, II, III sequence before taking these courses. Some combination of these courses above make up part of a post-calculus core of a typical math major in US colleges.
For you to think that most high schools can do this *post-calculus* stuff is insane. There is not one country on the planet that has most high schools teach this stuff which is to be studied *after* calculus.