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1. ## Question about AP Calculus BC

I'm very late to the thread, but I wanted to comment on these: My understanding is that the A, B and C actually refers to groups of topics within Single-Variable calculus. A - precalculus B - differential and integral calculus C - techniques of integration, infinite series A couple of high schools, I recall, would use these letters in their courses, and for multivariable calculus, they would use the letter D (ie. "Calculus D"). But this is not an offical CB designation, obviously (there is no AP exam in multivariable calculus).
2. ## Parents of math-y kids - what do you do after calculus?

I was a math major in college, and the following is a list of the core (lower division) math courses that all math majors had to take: Calculus I Calculus II Multivariable Calculus Linear Algebra Differential Equations Discrete Mathematics Probability & Statistics The question to the OP is, however, how much of Calculus will her dd "finish"? Will she get through single-variable calculus (Calculus I & II), or will she finish Multivariable Calculus (aka Calculus III) as well? Whatever she has completed, she can go through the rest of list, at whatever pace works for her. 69
3. ## If your child took an AP test without taking a class...

I took the AP Music Theory test as a HS sophomore, without taking any class at school. However, at the music school where I took piano lessons, I also had nearly four years of theory (2 years of classes and 2 years of theory private lessons) by the time I took the test. I didn't do any studying for the test proper. I got a 5. The following year, I took the AP Music Lit test (the last year College Board offered it), without any classes, even at the music school. I just read books, listened to records/tapes/CD's, looked at music scores, on my own for a number of years before taking that test. I got a 4. So I guess I'm saying that it's possible for a student to do well on an AP test without taking a class, if he/she is really motivated. 69
4. ## what exactly do I need to use Lial's Algebra

Which level of Algebra? Introductory or Intermediate? I assume you want to go with the paperback version of Lial. (This is the version most recommended here.) The most current edition of Lial's paperback version is the 9th. If you need the Introductory Algebra book, here are some ISBN numbers: Textbook: 9780321557131 Annotated Instructor's Edition: 9780321576378 Instructor's Solution Manual: 9780321576385 Student's Solution Manual: 9780321576439 Worksheets for Classroom or Lab Practice: 9780321576491 Videos on DVD: 9780321607812 If you need the Intermediate Algebra book, here are some ISBN numbers: Textbook: 9780321574978 Annotated Instructor's Edition: 9780321576224 Instructor's Solution Manual: 9780321576231 Student's Solution Manual: 9780321576293 Worksheets for Classroom or Lab Practice: 9780321576354 Videos on DVD: 9780321576286 69
5. ## Physics and Calculus concurrently or not?

Stephanie, I, too, suggest that you take Calculus and the algebra/trig based Physics, and then take the Calculus-based Physics in college. This is what I basically did when I was in school, and I did ok. Regarding your Calculus book inquiry, most major textbooks will have the solutions manual in two versions: the student version, which typically has the worked out answers to the odd-numbered exercises, and the instructor version, which has the worked out answers to all exercises. You mention Chalkdust, and it sounds like that the solutions manual included in their package is the instructor version. If you can navigate through the publisher's website (and I think I have the right one here: http://www.cengage.com/search/showresults.do?Ns=P_CopyRight_Year|1&N=+16+4294922413+4294967225+4294967224+4294967223+4294948181) you'll be able to find all of the student and instructor resources for the various editions of the Larson books. (Yes, there are too many, in my opinion.) The only thing is that I can only find the 8th and 9th editions on the Cengage website, not the 7th (the edition used by Chalkdust). 69
6. ## Unexpected CC math sequence - is this a FL thing?

I looked at that catalog again and you are right. That is odd. Your best bet then is to contact the math department at that CC for clarification. 69
7. ## Calculus texts?

:blink: Last time I checked, I was a he. :D 69

9. ## Calculus texts?

I know the question wasn't directed to me, but according to the table of contents (I "clicked-to-see-inside" from the Amazon page), that version has single-variable and multi-variable. Yes, Stewart does have a lot of versions. So does Larson. So does Thomas. And so does other authors. It's quite annoying. 69
10. ## Learning to read a foreign language enough?

Off topic, but this reminded me of a documentary I watched nearly twenty years ago when I was taking Intermediate German 2 at college. Produced right after reunification, the film highlighted differences between East and West. One was foreign language ability. There was a quick interview with a student in the West, whose English was rather good, with little accent. This followed by an interview with an English teacher in the East, whose English was less proficient and heavily accented. My home environment was somewhat bilingual, but I still didn't become proficient in Korean. :D As I've mentioned, I had issues with language growing up. I firmly believe that I will never be proficient in Korean because of what I think is my handicap. Defeatist attitude? Perhaps. Although I'm planning a fourth trip to Korea this summer to continue my language studies, I think I've reached a plateau, and that I probably won't be able to speak much better than I can now. (Then why go to Korea at all? I have relatives there, and I had fun staying there, of course. :D) 69
11. ## Algebra 1 - What should I use for a "crash course?"

Which edition? I use the 2007 edition in my classes. I hope you realize that this is not an Algebra I book. This book could be used after Algebra II, either on its own or as part of a Precalculus course. Some people would call this "Algebra III." 69