math I and Math II? difference? Help?

<p>Ok, I want to apply to an ivy league school and I want to take a math subject test. But, math is not my strongest. Not thaat I do bad in math, but it's the subject i have to put the most work into. so which should I take math I or Math II? What's the difference between the two? (I know that II is harder, but what makes it harder?) help?</p>

<p>Difficulty between the two will depend on what level of math you have completed. Math I tests basically through Algebra II and is pretty comparable to what you see on the regular SAT math section. Math II tests through Precalculus so you have to know a lot more math to do well on it. </p>

<p>If you have taken up to or beyond precalculus then Math II is probably better because not only does it look a bit better, the curve is much more generous - you can get several wrong and still have an 800, meanwhile on Math I you pretty much have to be perfect to get an 800.</p>

<p>Well next year, Junior year, I'll be in Pre-calc. Should I go for Math II then?</p>

<p>Yes, as long as you are comfortable with the material and your Pre-Calc class covers what is necessary (it seems like on here everybody has a Pre-Calc class that covers the Math II material. Meanwhile at my school the Pre-Calc class is a joke and basically only covers Alg II stuff and trig). Preferrably buy the PR book and study/take practice tests or you could use sparknotes.</p>

<p>I do alumni interviewing for an Ivy. Every single kid I have interviewed over the last 5 years has done Math II. I think, for selective schools, you should do Math II.</p>