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If I take Pre-Calc next year (sophomore year), I can only take AP Calc AB the following year. However, if I take Math Analysis, I will be able to take AP Calc BC. Math Analysis will also give me an honors credit whereas Pre-Calc won't. However, the Math Analysis teacher at my school told students not to take the course if they don't LOVE math (me). In Algebra 2/Trig this year, I got a 92% first quarter and 98% second quarter. My math teacher this year also said that it could go both ways, and wasn't super clear on their recommendation for me. I want to go into pre-med at a Stanford I'll need to have taken the more challenging classes.

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• 2 years ago

Hi!! As a sophomore taking math analysis who doesn't love math(though can definitely appreciate it!) I think that taking Math Analysis rather than precalculus will be most beneficial to you. Especially since you desire a career in STEM and want to go to Stanford. As long as you dedicate yourself to passing your tests and turn in your assignments I don't think you'll have a problem. Besides if worst comes to worst you can always talk to your counselor about transferring out. Either way you've totally got this, and feel free to reach out if you need anything!

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• 2 years ago

I would say if you don't like math and you don't want to do a math-related career in the future, to just take pre-calc next year and then AP Calc AB. Then during senior year you can take either take a slightly relaxing class, or if you wish a more competitive class in an area that you enjoy or you want to go into in the future. In the end, it's your decision, so I would just go with your gut.

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