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celloVirtuoso April 11th, 2016 1:43pm

Did you take calculus in high school or in college? (Or both? Or neither?) Comment whether it was worth the immense pain and suffering.

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bluefish empiricism and love
04/13/16 8:28 am

Calc 1 in HS, calc 2 and 3 in college

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/11/16 8:01 pm

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.

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celloVirtuoso buried in sheet music
04/12/16 3:36 am

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.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/12/16 5:36 pm

Well, you can always tutor Calculus on the side... 😃

celloVirtuoso buried in sheet music
04/12/16 8:23 pm

Nah, not really. I didn't do well. I had a C average in the class and got a 1 on the AP exam.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/13/16 11:34 pm

Still not a waste - it kept you out of the street gangs... :^D

RVA Uptown, Fan District, RVA
04/11/16 6:43 pm

I had to in college as a prerequisite for the business school. For that reason, it was worth the pain for me.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
04/11/16 2:36 pm

I first took calculus in high school, and then continued with higher levels in college.

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ChaoticDreamer
04/11/16 11:55 am

Worth it. I like math.

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celloVirtuoso buried in sheet music
04/11/16 11:59 am

I liked math up until I took calculus. 😅

sydwel
04/11/16 10:31 am

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

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Rosebud Ohio
04/11/16 8:20 am

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.

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Maj Worth Economist
04/11/16 7:24 am

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.

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ClayTownR California
04/11/16 6:57 am

I skipped a bunch of years and took it as a freshman. It was interesting.