So in high school I wasn’t a great student but I went ahead and enrolled in a community college. I took beginning and intermediate algebra and passed. I also took elementary stats and received and A. Business Administration is my major and when I transfer, Cal State University Fullerton is requiring me to take business calculus. My question is, do any of you, especially if you already taken business calculus, think that I’m prepared for this class at a university level? If not what can I do to prepare for it? And tips or websites I can utilize? Thank you.
@Sandiego619jt You should be fine. Have you taken College Algebra? which was a prerequisite for calc for me.
I took it in 8 weeks (well…7 actually, my professor let me go on vacation earlier) over the summer and I managed to get almost an A. It is relatively simple and similar to algebra for the first half, then it introduces somewhat calculus.
I assume you need that class in order to transfer? Really stats have nothing to do with calculus, but algebra skills will help.
That’s the thing I forgot to mention, I was taking college algebra and was getting the concept but I could barely understand the professor and went as far as to tell the class do not use the math center, she wanted it done her way. I’m not blaming her it’s my fault that I dropped. CSUF allows students to enroll into business calculus with no prerequisite as long as we take a class that helps you be successful in the business course. Should I just take both those classes at CSUF during winter or take college algebra during the summer and also take both the classes in fall? To prepare me or do you think that’s a waste of time? Thanks for the feedbacks
I am not sure how business calculus varies from regular calculus. However, the calculus that I took depends a lot on algebra, pre-calculus, and trigonometry. If you are strong on these three prerequisites then you are in good shape. If not, then you probably need to brush up on them before you take calculus.
In the discussion above I didn’t see any mention of trigonometry. If you didn’t take it or if you didn’t do well, then you should find out whether business calculus requires it.