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Re: [CALCREFORM:1845] AP calculus
Posted:
Feb 6, 1995 2:26 PM


At our high school, Buena High School, all of the students who take AP Calculus have taken 4 years of math beforehand, ie. alg I, geometry,algebra II, Precalculus/Trig and most of them have taken the honors version of these classes. They started in the 8th grade and sometimes sooner. The logical progression is then to calculus. Barb Bjornstad Sierra Vista, AZ
barbbj@primenet.com
On Mon, 6 Feb 1995, Robert L. Foote wrote:
> Mike Flodin writes: > > I have many students now who take calculus in high school but do not take > > the AP test. Most of these students do not know much calculus, but I also > > don't think they could score a 3 or higher on the test I took, unless it has > > changed drastically. > > We certainly have many students like this as well. Why do they take > calculus in high school? Why are they encouraged? Many of these students > would be much better served by taking precalculus, thus coming to > calculus in college with a stronger background in algebra, trig, analytic > geometry, and the concept of function. > > > **************************************************************** > * Robert L. Foote Dept of Math and CS * > * footer@wabash.edu Wabash College * > * (317) 3644429 Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933 * > **************************************************************** >



