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AP Calculus AB in summer school??

TxJr2013TxJr2013 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Our high school is an IB school, but has offered AP Calculus AB and BC for years. Last week, however, they decided to pull AP Calculus from the curriculum next year, and are going to offer the class during a 4 week summer school session instead. Though my daughter gets As in math, I have a hard time imagining anyone being successful with this class being jammed into a short summer session, much less preparing students to earn a 4 or more on the AP exam. I would appreciate any thoughts or feedback if anyone has experienced this. Thank you.
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Replies to: AP Calculus AB in summer school??

  • Legacy2277Legacy2277 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    I'll always go with almost anything is doable. Remember AP calculus AB is what many average freshmen university students have to endure and pass along with I think its a normally just a one semester class (and some universities normally teach both AB and BC calc in one semester). For some one with more motivation and going above and beyond it can be done quicker. Plus mastering it in the summer is not needed. Once you learn and properly understand it, reviewing and fine tuning the knowledge is often easier which usually is the difference between passing and a higher score. Just don't allow her to wait to review what she learned last summer the night before the test. Lastly if she continues to do calculus next year (possibly through concurrent enrollment at a nearby college or university) it could make the test for her fairly easy if she goes beyond it.
  • chilldudechilldude Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    It's doable. I took AP Calc AB as an online course that was self-paced and finished 2nd semester in about 10 days. (1st semester, I was overseas and so I had to work a lot slower)
    Whether this is the best option is questionable, however. It was a lot of work trying to speed through integration and all the AB topics that build off of that.
  • goldshadow518goldshadow518 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    chilldude, which online course was it? Do they still offer?
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 39,567 Super Moderator
    chilldude has not been on this forum for 2 years. I don't think you will get an answer. Do not revive old threads; use them for research only. Any comments/questions should be posted in a new discussion. Closing.
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