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musicallylatin
Posts: **3,814**Registered User Senior Member

My school's general, unspoken, rule of thumb is that the math progression is (Algebra)-->Geometry-->Algebra II-->Precalculus-->AP Calc/Stats. Is it really necessary to take Precalc before AP Stats, or is that just my school?

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16,060- Senior Member456Registered User New Member3,814Registered User Senior MemberHmmm... I always thought that was odd, and now I do even more. I'm taking precalc over summer, so if I wanted I guess I could do both AP Calc and Stats, but that doesn't sound too great to me.

154Registered User Junior Member16,060- Senior Member456Registered User New Member3,814Registered User Senior Member3,570Registered User Senior Memberso i guess it makes sense that you would take it later

but it's not really necessary

429Registered User Junior MemberFreshman: ALG 2/Trig

Sophomore: Precalc

Junior: AP Calc BC or AP Calc AB

Senior: Advanced Calc or AP Statistics

For normal people its

Freshman : Geometry

Sophomore: Alg 2/Trig

Junior : Precalc

Senior: AP Calc BC or AP Calc AB

For somewhat inferior people.

Freshman: Geometry

Sophomore: ALG 2

Junior: Trig

Senior: Precalc

For stupid people

Freshman: ALG 1

Sophomore: Geometry

Junior: ALG 2

Senior: TRig

For failures

Freshman: Geometry

Sophomore: Integrated 1

Junior: Integrated 2

Senior Integrated 3

2,497Registered User Senior MemberStatistics is entirely separate from the progression; most of the smart kids take it sophomore year but it's open to 10-12.

103Registered User Junior Member3,487Registered User Senior Member3,570Registered User Senior Member(think sin^2 + cos^2 = 1, 1 + tan^2 = sec^2, sin^2 A = [1 - cos(2A)]/2...)

don't pass them off as things you're allowed to forget when you're done with the class

it's also EXTREMELY useful for physics

2,497Registered User Senior Member5,941Registered User Senior MemberBut everyone else takes Pre-Cal (unless they're not going to do calc). Most of it is pretty useless for calc, but you become more solid with radians and you learn a few more trig identities than you did in Algebra 2.