Most colleges will require you to have taken four years of math in high school, sometimes including pre-calculus and calculus. You’ll be competing for college offers with many other smart STEM people, so you’ll want to help yourself stand out by taking rigorous math classes that are offered at a high level.

## Can I take calculus without precalculus in college?

You probably don’t need to take an actual precalculus course. Here’s what I tell my students in our regular calculus course that they need as background: You need to know a fair amount of mathematics before embarking on a study of calculus. You probably don’t need to take an actual precalculus course.

## Can you skip pre calc?

you can def skip trig/precalc and go straight to calc. as long as you can use a unit circle, you should be fine with the trig. precalc spends weeks on the first thing you learn in calc1, so it’s pretty much a big waste of time.

## Does precalculus look good for college?

Not at all, especially if you are not going into a STEM field for college. Most people only get to pre-calculus in their senior year, and that is perfectly fine. However, if you want to go to college for a STEM field, it will help you to have taken calculus in your senior year (helpful, not needed).

## Is Pre Calc a prerequisite?

ALGEBRA I, GEOMETRY, and ALGEBRA II are all prerequisites to PRECALCULUS. There will be a test over this prerequisite material on This prerequisite test will count as . of your grade. “Sample Prerequisite Problems” (with solutions) are included with this sheet.

## Is Trig harder than calculus?

Calculus is harder than trigonometry. Because most of the trigonometry is used in calculus.

## Why is calculus so hard?

Originally Answered: Why is it so hard to grasp the concepts of calculus? It’s because the algebra and trig and geometry skills needed are not there. The foundation of your mathematics is very low. The basics of Calculus are very easy if you are strong at the subjects that come before it.

## Is college pre-calc hard?

Arguably, yes. College precalc might be taught in one semester, where in high school, it might be taught in a year. So, in this way, it may be harder at a college level. College level precalc might also go more in depth, making it a little harder.

## Should I take pre-calc or stats?

If you tend to struggle with math, statistic requires less ability to manipulate numbers and represent relationships with functions, whereas pre-calc requires all those skills while introducing new concepts like trigonometric equations, series, sequences, vectors, polar and parametric functions, and sometimes limits.

## Is Pre-Calc harder than Calc?

Calculus is harder than Pre-Calculus. Pre-calculus gives you the basics for Calculus… just like arithmetic gives you the basics for algebra… etc. They are all building blocks that are very important in your “math development.”

## What is the highest level of math in college?

What is the highest level of math in college?

- Calculus.
- Statistical theories and methods.
- Analysis in math.
- Differential equations.
- Introductory and advanced algebra.
- Mathematical logic.
- Curvature in geometry.

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## Do seniors take pre-calculus?

Most people only get to pre-calculus in their senior year, and that is perfectly fine. However, if you want to go to college for a STEM field, it will help you to have taken calculus in your senior year (helpful, not needed).

## Should I take pre calc or stats senior year?

If you struggle with any of these topics, you will struggle in precalculus and you should probably take AP Stats (or don’t take a math class at all as a bad grade in precalculus can ruin your transcript). If statistics is a requirement (but calculus is not), you should take AP Stats.

## How long does it take to learn pre calc?

if you devote 2–3 hours a day for learning, I would say 2–3 weeks.

## What grade do you take pre calc?

It Begins in Middle School

Students can then move on Pre-Calculus in 11th grade and Calculus in 12th grade, or they can take other options such as Statistics or Trigonometry.

## What math do 12th graders take?

Math. By 12th grade, most students have completed Algebra I, Algebra II, and geometry. If they have not, they should use their senior year to do so. A typical course of study for 12th-grade math includes a solid understanding of algebra, calculus, and statistics concepts.