Join the club..people must not understand what PRE means.we do the same thing skip precalculus and the we are asked why everyone in AP gets a 1.Bill
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Hi. I know many of you are busy and overwhelmed with the Common Core so I do appreciate input or advice.
I was wondering under what circumstances do other NY schools allow students to take Algebra 2 Trig , skip a Pre Calculus course, and take AP Calculus either as a junior or senior? My school offers 2 different Pre Calculus ( I teach the IB one) course so there is a math course students can take that really prepares students for advanced algebra and allow them to take AP Calc in their senior year. There seems to be a debate at my school and, as a pre calculus teacher, I am on the loosing end of it . I tend to worry often, but with the Common Core, won't their be gaps in concepts (such as Trigonometry) to prepare students for the rigor of Calculus. Thanks for your input!