I am a little concerned about my son's community college math class. And I don't know if I should force him to do another class alongside it, or even just do Saxon Pre-Calc at home
He did Saxon through Alg 2 and also did Mathnasium for 6 months, scoring an 87 on their Pre-Calc test.
He is getting his AA in math and Comp Sci and transferring, hopefully to a UC
He is 15- and this is Pre-Calc only, with Trig to be taken next semester
This is the second best community college in the entire state, with one of the highest rates of UC transfers, well funded, etc.
Teacher has been there forever and is fun dynamic, involved, and highly regarded....
On third week of classes
OK, here's my problem....this week, they only had NINE problems assigned for the entire week, last week it was five and the week before similar. The teacher, and my son, say that this work is all review, and she's just laying the foundation...he says this is really really easy stuff, like ALg 1 even....In looking at the syllabus, the pace does pick up somewhat but even then, at any given time in the course, there are never more than 25 problems assigned per WEEK.
This course is really only 12 weeks because it starts in september and ends the week after thanksgiving. There are no breaks, except thanksgiving, so it is a full 12 weeks....but still, how can about 250 problems TOTAL be enough practice to cement something in someone's long term memory so they'll be ready for Calculus later?
SO, should I MAKE my son do more problems? Should I make him do Saxon Pre-Calc alongside these courses this year? Any other ideas?