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Should I not double up in math?

xXPlutoXxxXPlutoXx Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
I'm a freshman and I just finished taking Common Core Math 2 (Geometry). I want to take Math 3 (Algebra II) and Pre-Cal my sophmore year so I'm able to take Calculus my junior year and probably Stats my senior year. I've asked my math teacher and she told me that I shouldn't double up because I should focus on 1 math class at a time and colleges would prefer it if I took Calculus my senior year (is this true?). At the moment, I think I should listen to her since she's a very experienced teacher.

She's a fantastic teacher but I also want to hear other opinions.

Thank You :D
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Replies to: Should I not double up in math?

  • Patton370Patton370 Registered User Posts: 323 Member
    I don't think its possible to double up on those two math courses. Pre cal requires algebra 2 in order to do it. I'd recommend just testing out of one or skipping one. I tested out of precal in order to get into calc; it was worth it for me
  • Animefan1998Animefan1998 Registered User Posts: 718 Member
    Yeah, it doesn't make sense to take both Alg. 2 and Pre-calculus at the same time because Precalculus requires Alg. 2 to get through it. Like the person above me said, you could test out of Alg. 2 if you want. But I also don't think it really matters if you take Calculus Jr. Or Sr year.
  • makearightmakearight Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    At my school, alg 2-->precalc-->stats-->calc
    You should be able to double up precalc and stats, but not alg and precalc those two have to be taken separately.

    And, it's not so much that schools want you to take calc senior year, it's more of an easier transition to college math b/c the first math you'll take will probably be a calc class, so it's easier to just keep going.
  • elf4EVAelf4EVA Registered User Posts: 1,592 Senior Member
    Agreed. Precalc requires Algebra II knowledge, so it wouldn't make much sense to take them both at the same time. (Side note: you could have taken Algebra II and Geometry at the same time, which is what I did.) As an above poster said, it probably doesn't matter that much whether you take calc junior or senior year, as long as you're taking full advantage of what your school has to offer: colleges evaluate you in context of your high school. And you can always double up senior year with Calc and Stats, which is what a lot of people at my school do (and AP Stats is a walk in the park, so the combination shouldn't be too hard).
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