About 5 years ago, my STUPID school decided to have the RETARDED IMP program, thinking it would increse the school's math level. My grade, was the first one to suffer this maldition (started in 8th grade, ended in 11th grade), currently Im a senior. I am in AP Physics, AP Calculus and AP Statistics, there are other people who are in those APs as well, and like me, they do well. I feel sorry for the people who are going to study engineering and dont take any of those APs, they will get to college without knowing a crap of neither calculus, physics or precalculus. This year (12th grade) I realized that our algebra and precalculus suck thanks to this retarded program. It's just applied math (pff, like if we didn't see physics or chemistry) with no reinforcement in algebra or geometry. It's pretty ironic that if I pass the AP Calculus test, I will get the college credit for 1st semester calculus but they will make me see precalculus to reinforce it. (Because where i am going to, they make you a precalculus diagnostic test, based on that, they make you see precalculus or not). So yeah, my college feature is killed, but I guess I have until the summer to revive it. Any tips? Recomended textbooks? EDIT: The problem at my school (not including the AP teachers) is that the teachers think that all of us are DUMB.