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AP statistics vs Regular Pre-calculus

emman43emman43 Posts: 28Registered User New Member
edited July 2009 in AP Tests Preparation
Is AP statistics easier than regular pre-calculus?
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Replies to: AP statistics vs Regular Pre-calculus

  • whitesox24whitesox24 Posts: 592Registered User Member
    AP Stats is considered to be easier than Pre-Calc at my school.
  • agjagj Posts: 168User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    At my school, AP Stats has more word problems and Pre-Calc is more mathy-math with equations and stuff.
    So I have a HUGE problem with word problems, therefore I am going to take Pre-Calc instead. I know several people that have taken both though and enjoyed them.
  • XcelleratorXcellerator Posts: 1,678Registered User Senior Member
    They're both relatively easy. Take 'em both! :D
  • rawkfistrawkfist Posts: 517Registered User Member
    stats is easier at my school :x
  • tan2007tan2007 Posts: 232Registered User Junior Member
    If you have a good Stats teacher, I'd definitely suggest taking that class. You'll learn more about the real world and a different perspective that you can carry outside of the classroom.

    But, if you are planning on becoming an engineer or the like, then the Pre-Calc to Calc route would most likely be better.

    If anything, take both :)

    EDIT: Sorry, I didn't say anything about easiness. Uh... Stats is easier if you're into abstract math concepts. Actually, most people who didn't do well in Pre-Calc went onto Stats and understood more from the latter. If that makes any difference :P
  • selter01selter01 Posts: 468Registered User Member
  • cluck09cluck09 Posts: 25Registered User New Member
    At my school, AP Stats was actually probably a little harder than PreCalc, and I know that was due to the teacher for PreCalc. She was a pushover, and once you got the concept, none of the problems she gave us were very difficult.

    AP Stats on the other hand, I felt extremely prepared for the AP Exam, since we had been doing AP problems all year long. It was probably my only class that gave homework every night.

    I would recommend taking both. I did AP Calc and AP Stats this year and it wasn't too bad.
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