Alright, thanks Kevin.
I'm pretty sure YOU ARE the one getting ahead of yourself... You're talking about "basic" calculus, when you aren't even in calculus!I honestly think you are getting ahead of yourself for Grade 8. It is really good that you're thinking about it but you won't have to make a decision in four years, that's 1/3-1/3.5 of the entire time you've lived. Just learn Mathematics and Science that is in your reach and you'll get what you want. I want to be a High Energy Physicist/Cosmologist and I'm in Grade 11. I do research and learn constantly but I do it for enjoyment not because I have to do it to become a Cosmologist or High Energy Physicist.
I'm not necessarily sure what point you are trying to address since I already have the mathematical grounding to understand calculus where as the original poster doesn't. It is quite simple to learn calculus without taking the course, but it's clear that you conform to the standard procedures of education - being taught. Self-education isn't a complexity and can easily be achieved by anyone. When I'm saying getting ahead of yourself I was concerning his idea that he must prepare to become an astrophysicist in grade 8. This is obviously unrealistic and your comment was unnecessary.I'm pretty sure YOU ARE the one getting ahead of yourself... You're talking about "basic" calculus, when you aren't even in calculus!
I think you can if you want. The important thing here is not to overstress yourself, but at the same time, don't stop yourself from doing what you think is fun. If you enjoy learning math, then there are a lot of books that you can use to teach yourself calculus, but don't press yourself too hard if it stops being fun.do you think I could read and understand Calculus and Pizza (I'm in a gifted program, we are basically doing the 10th grade math course).. Same question for Basic Mathmatics.