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Topic: AP calculus
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Barb Bjornstad

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Re: [CALC-REFORM:1845] AP calculus
Posted: Feb 6, 1995 2:26 PM
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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

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
> > 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 pre-calculus, 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 *
> * Wabash College *
> * (317) 364-4429 Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933 *
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