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Topic: [Fwd: Re: a plea]
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Richard Sisley

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[Fwd: Re: a plea]
Posted: May 27, 1998 12:15 PM
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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?

Sincerely,

Richard Sisley
keckcalc@earthlink.net






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