Message-ID: <3566B5FC.431F@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 11:41:48 +0000 From: Richard Sisley <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.01Gold (Macintosh; I; PPC) MIME-Version: 1.0 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: a plea References: <35670734.D706C360@earthlink.net> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
In a plea to high school teachers about what to teach instead of AP calculus Greg Hagopian said,
"There are many marvelous topics that can be covered in precalc, parametric and polar equations, iterative methods, programming - why forego these fundamental concepts for a cheap thrill status trip?"
Greg, are you familiar enough with the various options in high school curricula to be sure that all of these topics and more cannot be taught in depth and with care prior to the senior year so that AP calculus will not be "a cheap thrill status trip?"
How many top level students from AP calculus courses metriculate at your school?