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musicallylatin
Registered User Posts: **3,814** 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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## Replies to: Math Progression

16,060Senior Member456New Member3,814Senior 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.

154Junior Member16,060Senior Member456New Member3,814Senior Member3,570Senior Memberso i guess it makes sense that you would take it later

but it's not really necessary

429Junior 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

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

103Junior Member3,487Senior Member3,570Senior 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

2,497Senior Member5,941Senior 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.