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Is it bad not to take math for 2 years?


Replies to: Is it bad not to take math for 2 years?

  • cimmoresquecimmoresque Registered User Posts: 146 Junior Member
    there are a few at the non-TJ fairfax schools, actually - I know there are students at Westfield, Chantilly, Centreville, and Oakton who are taking Multivariable.
  • TetragrammatonTetragrammaton Registered User Posts: 392 Member
    But TJ is the only school where it's not too uncommon to find freshmen taking BC Calc. I'd say about half of TJ grads have MultiVar/Linear experience, and a good number have taken even higher classes (Differential Equations, Complex Variables, and Numerical Analysis).

    I'm betting that without TJ's numbers, Fairfax schools wouldn't stand out.
  • chocolateluvr88chocolateluvr88 Registered User Posts: 827 Member
    I know in Montgomery County there are over 30 people this year taking multivariable calculus at both Wootton and Whitman. I assume numbers for other schools in the area such as Churchill and WJ are similar. It is not just Blair and TJ.
  • HazhulkhenHazhulkhen Registered User Posts: 644 Member
    Not just, but the vast majority.
  • bobbobbobbobbobbob Registered User Posts: 4,772 Senior Member
    might i suggest ap stat or ap calc bc...

    colleges want you to be good all around, not just in one field.
  • BingColdBingCold Registered User Posts: 1,046 Senior Member
    thanks for posts!
  • eulenspiegeleulenspiegel . Posts: 586 Member
    Stanford has decided to require economics majors to take multivariable calculus / linear algebra as a prerequisite to economics courses after the beginning two quarter sequence. This includes the econ policy types, not just the mathematical economics types.

    Of course, its possible to take the BC-level course as a first term freshman and not be behind, except that you may be in a course with sandbaggers who have already been exposed to BC or didn't get a high enough grade on the AP exam.
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