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AP Calc

futurelobo20futurelobo20 0 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
So I've already taken 5 years of math (including calculus) and im entering my senior year wondering if i should take AP Calculus or not. I plan to major in engineering in college while playing baseball on a full ride, and the only reason that I would take it is to keep my math skills up. Is it worth it?
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  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff 3666 replies16 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Keep taking math if your going into engineering. How far did you get with Calc? Does your school offer anything above Calc 1? Some schools have Calc 1/2 then Multivariate Calc. Some have linear algebra etc.
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  • mamommamom 3657 replies24 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Not sure how you took 5 years of math in HS without taking AP calc, but it doesn't matter. As a potential engineering student, you want to take the hardest math you can in high school. My D is not an eng student (but I am an eng), she is also a D3 basketball player. You want to ensure that you are well prepared for college, especially if you are playing a sport. Take any and every math class you can in HS. While my D does not play your sport, and only plays D3 (I assume you are D1 or D2) she practices all year. Engineering is very time consuming and difficult, be as prepared as you can going into college.
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  • voyagermomvoyagermom 55 replies2 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I think it would be helpful. If your school offers both Calc AB and BC you should consider BC since it will cover more material and help you be more prepared for whatever calc you need to take in college.
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