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Old 08-11-2015, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I was a sophomore in college when I took my Calc1 and Calc2 classes..4 credits each and they were killer classes.

My math education was : HS: algebra, geometry, trig and one elective Math (I took business math).
College: College algebra, pre-calc, calc1, calc2 (2 year CC)
University: I took the Math classes needed for my major (Engineering).

With all those classes I had to memorize formulas. We didn't get any formula charts.
Up until Calc1 we could only use 4 function calculators.

IMHO I don't think the Math classes today are as rigorous as back in the 80's. While the content may be the same the students are given formula charts and allowed to use scientific calculators.
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:28 PM
 
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I took Algebra 1 in 8th, Geometry in 9th, Algebra II in 10th, Precalc/Trig 11th, Calc in 12th.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:17 PM
 
Location: usa
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Yes you are, even for Maryland. How many kids were in your class?
I'm middle school there were about 10-15 of us. We got mixed in with other students in high school.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I want to be a student-teacher for an Algebra 2 class. However, on the application, I have to check a box next to the grade that I want to student-teach for. I know that Algebra 2 is typically taken in 9th or 10th grade, but I'm only allowed to select one grade. Which grade should I choose?
To the OP: I think you should try teaching the 9th grade class. It will be more likely to have standard achievers rather than remedial students and might make for a less difficult class to handle.

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The advance track in my part of southern California allow pre-Algebra as early as sixth grade and typically finished with Seniors taking Calculus AB, which was taught over a full year. I've heard that it's normal for the advance track Millenials around here to complete Calculus BC as Seniors. It was definitely rare but not unheard-of before the Millenial generation.

The people who opted to do this were usually college-bound STEM students. Students aiming to become art, social science, and some biology majors did not always push that hard to complete Calculus as seniors.

Normal, non-remedial students would take Geometry in 10th grade.
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:07 PM
 
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7th grade - algebra 1
8th grade - geometry
9th grade - algebra 2
10th grade - pre cal/trig
11th grade - calc ab (calc 1)
12th grade - calc 2/calc 3 at local college.

advance track
Where is this, Silicon Valley?
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:12 PM
 
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I took Algebra 1 in 8th, Geometry in 9th, Algebra II in 10th, Precalc/Trig 11th, Calc in 12th.
This is what I've always been told is the generic college track math curriculum. You can switch calculus for AP Stats for students who are not going STEM (who are thinking they might be psychology or sociology or something along those lines). But generally, it's Algebra by the 8th grade and then follow the sequence to Calculus in senior year.
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:21 PM
 
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In the sixties where I went, Algebra 1 & 2 were 9B, 9A; Algebra 3 was 10B; Geometry 1 & 2 were 10A, 11B; Algebra 4 was 11A, Trig was 12B, Calculus 1 was 12A. This coincided with 9th grade Biology, 10th grade Chemistry, 11th grade Physics and Qualitative Analysis; 12th grade Quantitative Analysis and other science electives like Physics 3, Microbiology, Physiology and Anatomy, Computer Math, Organic Chemistry etc. This was a public school system no less, this school attendable by any qualified kid in the system, for free (you pay your own bus fare, student discount).

We had school years that began in Sept or started at the end of January. Good system. Double promotions a half grade were doable and gifted students often were (including me, twice).
Sure attend-able by any QUALIFIED kid in the system. How many kids were in the system ? 50,000, 100,000, 200,000? How many were actually enrolled in this school for each grade?

And seriously, what type of computer math class did they offer in the 1960's in your high school?
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:49 PM
 
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Here in MN the normal track is pre-algebra in 6th or 7th. Advanced track is algebra in 6th.
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I want to be a student-teacher for an Algebra 2 class. However, on the application, I have to check a box next to the grade that I want to student-teach for. I know that Algebra 2 is typically taken in 9th or 10th grade, but I'm only allowed to select one grade. Which grade should I choose?
My daughter took Algebra 2 in 9th grade along with Geometry but I think the majority of students taking Algebra 2 would be in 11th. Depends on the kind of student you want to deal with. If you want a more dedicated student then choose 10th (my daughter was in with 10th graders).
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:12 PM
 
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If you finished calculus in high school, what would be the point in offering mathematics in college?
Calculus is not the most advanced mathematics. It is the FIRST advanced mathematics class that most students take, not the only one.
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