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Pre req for calculus 1

  1. Mar 27, 2016 #1
    Hi everyone, im new here. I know this has been asked before so forgive me, but ima ask again. :)
    So I'm n pre cal right now and it's going fairly well. I think I'll pass with a B. Next I need to take calculus 1..then later calc 2. So I have 2 options. 1. I can take calculus 1 this summer. I hear having a solid foundation in algebra is critical to calc 1 success. And I'm not confident in my algebra skills. So option 2. Take some algebra prep/refresher course offered this summer and just take calculus 1 in the fall. Which would you choose?
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  3. Mar 28, 2016 #2
    IMO, I think your best bet would be to wait until Fall and brush up on your algebra/pre-calc over the Summer.
  4. Mar 28, 2016 #3


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    This is the way:
    Taking a Mathematics course in the summer is a very bad idea. Studying something like Algebra on your own or reviewing some Calculus 1 material during that time instead, is a very good idea.
  5. Mar 28, 2016 #4
    Even if you were very good in algebra, trig and precalculus, taking calculus over the summer would still be a very bad idea.
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