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We school year round, so except for online classes, we start and finish whenever we start and finish. So it looks like we will finish AoPS PreCalculus by December. The plan is for dd15 to take AP calculus next year with an online course, starting in the fall. Since she hasn't had discrete math, I was thinking about starting her on AoPS Intermediate C&P. But I know she (ever the planner) will want to do what she can to prepare for AP Calc BC. (She has a good handle on PreCalc, solving all but the Putnam, IMO, and similar problems, lol.) What are your ideas for math for the rest of the school year and possibly the summer?
Hi all, I have a math education decision to make for ds14 who is STEM directed. He is talking Algebra 2 currently through Wilson Hill Academy which he really likes. If I follow their sequence, he will be taking Pre-Calc in 10th, followed by AP Calculus his junior year. His senior year would most likely be a college math course (Calculus or Statistics). Alternatively, he is beginning to take classes at our local CC which has a solid reputation for math and science. They have articulation agreements with our CSU/UC universities. He could start Pre-Calculus there next year which is an 'intense' 5 unit semester course. That would be equivalent to a full year of high school Pre-Calculus. This is the prerequisite for their 5 unit engineering Calculus courses which follow. These courses are all free while he is still in high school. Consequently, many homeschool families in our area utilize the college extensively. Some even finish their associate degrees before high school graduation. However, when it comes to math, I am not certain jumping from high school Algebra 2 to college level Pre-Calc, then Calculus is a good idea for ds14. While he is good at math, he still struggles with time management spending many nights doing his homework until 10PM+. I am concerned jumping right into intense 5 unit college math courses may be too much, too soon for him his sophomore year. The biggest advantages would be allowing him to jump start his college level STEM courses. Some have college Calculus as prerequisites. In addition, these are freely available vs. more expensive online high school Pre-Cal/Calc courses. Though cost isn't our primary concern. It seems like many with STEM students opt for high school AP Calculus (or equivalent) first. Though, I know some have gone right into college Calculus and skipped this step. I would like to get your thoughts and rationale regarding this decision. As it stands, I am leaning toward AP Calculus, though still somewhat undecided/torn. Thanks,