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Geometry Sophomore Year?

leicamasterleicamaster Registered User Posts: 83 New Member
edited November 2011 in High School Life
I am taking Geometry this year as a sophomore. I maintain an A-/A in the class, but I still consider myself a terrible math student. My concern is that this will just look terrible on an application, even though I am not planning on doing any career in science or math. My dream school is UChicago. Any opinions?
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Replies to: Geometry Sophomore Year?

  • semaphore12semaphore12 Registered User Posts: 513 Member
    Independent study yourself up to a higher math class.
    Khan Academy has hours/days of video on things like Calculus AB/BC and Algebra II.
  • leicamasterleicamaster Registered User Posts: 83 New Member
    Is it worth it? I am not planning a career in science or math, but rather one in Philosophy or English.
  • Dan2014Dan2014 Registered User Posts: 352 Member
    Your average. Chill.
  • emeraldEviemeraldEvi Registered User Posts: 186 Junior Member
    It would've been better to ask this before the school year started, but see if you can double up with Algebra II. That's what a lot of the sophomores at my school who (for whatever reason) ended up in Geometry this year are doing. If it's too late to change your schedule (which I bet it is) you could look into a summer Alg II course or an online one that your school gives credit for.

    If none of these are feasible, it's not the end of the world. But even if you don't plan to go into a math career, having some upper-level math courses on your resume will certainly help, and you'll be applying against loads of students who took Geometry in 9th or even 8th grade, so be aware.
  • smwhtslghtlydzedsmwhtslghtlydzed Registered User Posts: 1,556 Senior Member
    There's absolutely nothing wrong with taking Geo sophomore year- it's what the majority of sophomores in the country take. Doubling up is an option if you really want to get ahead, but since you don't seem to care about math I don't think that option's worth the time and effort involved. Focus on other areas that you are strong in- other applicants may be slightly ahead if they're in a higher math class, but that can easily be evened out if you're ahead in another area. Try to worry less about this and focus on what really matters to you and can set you apart :)
  • leicamasterleicamaster Registered User Posts: 83 New Member
    Thanks for all the advice. I talked to my math teacher and she told me just not to worry about it. My English teacher went to UChicago and what he said is to focus on what you really love (English in my case). Plus he already told me that I am the top English student in the 10th grade.

    EDIT: I forgot I have an advantage because I am a minority. Something other applicants do not have.
  • iwaitz4uiwaitz4u Registered User Posts: 289 Junior Member
    That is average at my school. Don't worry about it.
  • leicamasterleicamaster Registered User Posts: 83 New Member
    Oh and its not like all my classes are average. I am also taking AP World and Psych.
  • EDCornell2013EDCornell2013 - Posts: 63 Junior Member
    That is one year behind at my school. Which course did you take freshman year? We go to Calculus.
  • leicamasterleicamaster Registered User Posts: 83 New Member
    I took Alg. I freshman year.

    Geo. is the lowest/average math level available sophomore year.
  • ReesesPieces891ReesesPieces891 Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    I am planning on going into engineering. I took geometry my sophomore year and am in AP Calc BC as a senior this year. You are fine.
  • onamatapiaonamatapia Registered User Posts: 168 Junior Member
    Is Geometry sophomore year really the norm in most places? At my school, the majority (probably 60%) of sophomores take Algebra II or higher (I'm in Pre-cal Honors).
  • CapricieuxCapricieux Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Some places, kids didn't get the chance to take Algebra I in 8th grade. I would say that Geometry in 10th grade is pretty normal, but most sophomore in my school are usually up to Algebra II or are taking it along with Geometry.
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