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Is it good?

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Hello, I have a few questions to ask. What is the highest number on the GPA scale? I saw it only goes up to 4.0. Is it good to have a 4.0 GPA overall and in all of your classes?
 
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No it's not good to have the highest possible GPA. :rolleyes:
 
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Well, I guess I do have the highest possible, but is it bad to be offered Calculus in 8th grade?
 
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Give me 10$, and maybe I will give you my attention.
 
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Well, I guess I do have the highest possible, but is it bad to be offered Calculus in 8th grade?
Define bad.
 
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As in not suitable for the age because my Math teacher told me I should try Calculus and gave me a book.
 
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As in not suitable for the age because my Math teacher told me I should try Calculus and gave me a book.
If you have the prerequisites I say go for it, if I had known everything I know now, in my senior year of highscool, there is no way that I think I would have passed up an oppurtunity to start learning Calculus in eighth grade.
 

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As in not suitable for the age because my Math teacher told me I should try Calculus and gave me a book.
HOw could that be bad? I don't know what 8th grade is (as in how old you are) but if your teacher advised you to try calculus, and you want to, then go for it. Learning things like that early can only be beneficial.
 
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This is clearly a show off...
 
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Not really, I'm some what new here and had a few questions.
 

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This is clearly a show off...
Yea, good point, however, since I've now written my post, I suppose I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt that he may just be seeking advice. And anyway, given that I'm from England, I don't really know enough about a GPA to be impressed!
 
I find that really hard to believe.
Oh lay off the kid.

To the OP: If your teacher thinks you are ready, go for it. What's the worse that could happen?
 
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The guy asked if it was bade to be offered to take calculus. Never said a thing about if it's bad to take it. Anyway, for the latter, what does he know? Algebra? Trig?
 
The guy asked if it was bade to be offered to take calculus. Never said a thing about if it's bad to take it. Anyway, for the latter, what does he know? Algebra? Trig?
If his teacher is telling him to study Calculus, I would assume he knew both.
 
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The guy asked if it was bade to be offered to take calculus. Never said a thing about if it's bad to take it. Anyway, for the latter, what does he know? Algebra? Trig?
This is why I told him above to go for it if he has the prerequisites, if he doesn't then he probably won't get much out of it and it doesn't really matter yet for him anyway if he's only in the eighth grade.
 
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This is clearly a show off...
haha. yes. Maximum possible GPA? :rofl:

when you get into high school you can go beyond a 4.0 if you take AP classes, where a b will get the points of an a, a C of a B, and so on. F is still a zero though,:tongue2:
 
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haha. yes. Maximum possible GPA? :rofl:

when you get into high school you can go beyond a 4.0 if you take AP classes, where a b will get the points of an a, a C of a B, and so on. F is still a zero though,:tongue2:
Unless you went to my HS, which offers NO AP classes at all and no weighting.
 
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No, you should get a few Bs and Cs. Colleges think you're more well rounded that way.















BTW, this is obviously a joke. If you're getting straight As keep it up. I usually never get straight As....there's always an A- or something in there somewhere.
 
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No, you should get a few Bs and Cs. Colleges think you're more well rounded that way.















BTW, this is obviously a joke. If you're getting straight As keep it up. I usually never get straight As....there's always an A- or something in there somewhere.
Subject to your own advice, I guess you're only slightly well rounded.
 
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My highschool offerd no AP courses either, but State College Highschool, to be top of the class you need a 5.0 senior year and your still not #1, your tied up with 10 other kids or more.
 

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when you get into high school you can go beyond a 4.0
A practice which I consider to be an abomination and capitulation to grade inflation. :grumpy:
 
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Is it good to have the best possible grade?

Is it bad to be ahead of my peers in math?

There are two possibilities here, we are dealing with either Dogie Howser or Rainman.

Based on the questions, I'm going with Rainman.
 

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"Is it good?" This depends on learning. So many are interested in grades being high,
and the high grades are assumed to mean "learned!" Maybe that is not everything.
What does a "C" grade mean? The grade alone only has meaning when the amount of
effort applied to earn that C is accounted. If a student works like a mad dog everyday
studying and only accomplishes the C grade, then that C meant great effort was necessary
just to pass successfully. Never believe that the C grade means "did not study hard enough"!

On another hand, what would a grade of "B" mean? "Good"? If a student works hard as a mad dog every day studying and earns a B in the course, then what happens when he enrolls and studies in
the next course in a series? With a continuation of the same effort, if the student struggles hard
only to earn a D or F, then he probably either (1) could not remember all the skills and concepts from the previous course in which the B was earned, or (2) some essential details from the previous course were not really well enough learned in spite of the grade of B.
 
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If somebody gave me the chance to study calculus in eight grade, I would have been jumping up and down with joy and singing in the hallways, now open that book and get studying you showoff :rofl:
 

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