5 on Calc AB, math 115 or math 116?

<p>title says all. I'm an incoming freshman for class of '14, not too confident with my math ability. I took calc ab my senior year, but took the bc test instead to see how i would do- i got a 4 on bc but a 5 on the ab subscore. </p>

<p>Will I be able to take Math 116 this fall without much discomfort? Or is a 5 on AB not sufficient? I'm an engineering student, by the way.</p>

<p>You should take Calc II. However, from what I've heard, calc 3 is easier than both calc 1 and 2, and you're able to take calc 3 since you got a 4 on the AP BC test if you wanted to.</p>

<p>I would recommend 116</p>

<p>You can get into Calc III w/o a 5 on BC these days? Wasn't like that back in my day, lol. I didn't take either I or II at UM, but there's no way III is easier than I. That said, go for III if you're definitely going to take a math course.</p>

<p>lol calc 3 is not easier than 1 and 2, though i didn't take 1 or 2. Ask anyone who took it last yr and compare it with calc 2, my class's final was like an avg of 33%. It's no joke.</p>

<p>take calc 2 since you're an engineering student. If you can't even handle calc 2, good luck~</p>

<p>thanks for the advice! i adjusted my schedule to include 116. hopefully all goes well :)</p>

<p>Calc II is not that bad (just finished taking it), but I also took it after taking Calc I at UMich. Students that did not choose to take Calc I seemed a little bit stressed at times, but were not in too much trouble. It will just sometimes take a little extra time because all the material that most students learned in Calc I at UMich you may have to spend a little extra time with.</p>

<p>Just based off of the material, since I took calc I,II, and III in HS (III was post-secondary), Calc II is probably the biggest jump. I is all the basics, nothing too hard. II though there is the big introduction of integrals, then you throw on series. If you can get through that, Calc II won't seem as bad. Its exactly what you just did, but a little less involved and with some extra variables.</p>

<p>take 115, it'll be easy.</p>

<p>" However, from what I've heard, calc 3 is easier than both calc 1 and 2, and you're able to take calc 3 since you got a 4 on the AP BC test if you wanted to."</p>

<p>Engineering requires a 5.</p>

<p>Yes Engineering requires a 5. I'm an LSA student looking to transfer and I was asking questions about calc II or III. You should definitely NOT be looking at calc I unless you think you didn't get the fundamentals and concepts. Most of the students who have problems in calc II (at least from what I heard) didnt' take calc I at umich. And the students who fit in this category didn't completely understand the concepts they should've in high school and fail in Calc Ii where the tests are more than about memorizing trigonmetric integrals. As for my advice? Take calc II if you think you've got AB covered to where you didn't have to study for exams (assuming the class tests were on the AP-level +) or pick calc I if you really aren't that confident</p>