Math 1 or 2?
longinghyphen 33 replies12 postsRegistered User Junior Member
This might have been asked before. If so, please redirect me to that thread? But my question is: is taking Math 2 seen more favorably in admissions for T20 schools than taking Math 1? I know the general consensus about both tests: Math 2 is somewhat harder but has a generous curve that leads to lots of 800s, while Math 1 is easier but lacks that curve. I planned to take Math 1 just because it was primarily algebra and geometry which is what the math portion of the SAT is on. So I figured that I could study for SAT math section and Math 1 at the same time. But everyone I know is taking Math 2 because it’s more advance and selective schools will look at it more highly. But is that true? I actually have no problem with taking Math is 2. I’m pretty good at math and I think I’d do fine. But I already ordered a book for Math 1 and I’d rather not have to return it and order one for Math 2. Will this difference matter, especially considering I likely won’t be applying anywhere as a STEM major?7 replies