Did you take calculus in high school or in college? (Or both? Or neither?) Comment whether it was worth the immense pain and suffering.
Calc 1 in HS, calc 2 and 3 in college
I never went beyond Algebra I or Geometry, but I haven't needed more advanced math because of the career paths I have taken. My son, however, took Trigonometry and Calculus in high school. As it turns out, he won't need them either, because he is going into Drama and Music, possibly on Broadway.
That's what I did, too. I took it because I thought I wanted to go into one of the STEM careers, but wound up loving music and deciding I wanted to teach it.
Well, you can always tutor Calculus on the side... 😃
Nah, not really. I didn't do well. I had a C average in the class and got a 1 on the AP exam.
Still not a waste - it kept you out of the street gangs... :^D
I had to in college as a prerequisite for the business school. For that reason, it was worth the pain for me.
I first took calculus in high school, and then continued with higher levels in college.
Worth it. I like math.
I liked math up until I took calculus. 😅
AP Calc BC junior year. I will take calc 3 now in college. I'd get some degree of calculus out of the way before college
I took it in both. Got a D in high school because the teacher sucked and I had no clue what was happening. Got an A in college because the teacher was awesome and I actually got it.
Now I'm transferring to a new college and will see if credit transfers. Fingers crossed; I'm not a calc fan at all.
I deliberately took calculus in high school because I knew I'd have to take it in college and I wanted a year of practice before I got dumped into a college class without adequate preparation.
I skipped a bunch of years and took it as a freshman. It was interesting.