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Ed Wall
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Doubling math classes
Posted:
Feb 19, 1995 9:21 PM


Question: Some high schools are recommending that students that do well in Algebra I (i.e. A students) double up next year (i.e the sophmore year) and take Geometry and Algebra II so that they can take Calculus by their senior year. Is this a reasonable thing to recommend?
I am somewhat dubious about the utility of taking Calculus the senior year, but I wonder just what the math classes are like at these schools. I would hope that Geometry and Algebra II alone offered sufficient challenge to even the best student. Certainly the material that COULD be covered is more than sufficient for such a challenge.
Ed Wall



