# Is there a disadvantage to doing both algebra and geometry in MS (7th and 8th respectively)? DS's math teacher sent out letters to kids whose grades are at a certain level to say... (more)

that this would be an option for them (now in 6th). Would you wait for dc to do geometry in HS? In dc's school kids who do well in math usually get placed in accel math in 7th, then algebra in 8th, but a small number who do really well get placed directly in algebra in 7th and geometry in 8th if they do well in 7th. I heard that doing multiple HS classes in MS is not good since they don't appear on HS transcript.

posted January 9th, 2019 at 10:26am in Toddler

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- my dd did this. It worked out well for her and finished with MV Calc her senior year in HS 1-9-2019 10:27am
- took two regents exams in MS... 1-9-2019 10:28am

- If your kid is very good at math let him take the advanced program. It's not like he won't take 4 years of math in HS 1-9-2019 10:28am
*+3*likes- There would be no more to take in senior year. Her kid would be done with calc 1-9-2019 10:30am
*+1*like,*-1*dislike- Not true at all. And there are math electives and many schools. 1-9-2019 10:30am
*+2*likes - ? You don't 'run out of math' 1-9-2019 10:31am
*+2*likes,*-1*dislike- You can run out of available classes 1-9-2019 10:31am
*+1*like,*-1*dislike- In districts that offer this type of advanced math to a 6th grader they find options for later in HS 1-9-2019 10:32am
*+3*likes- In our school, seniors basically have only 2 periods a day if they have done G&T from 7th grade throughout 1-9-2019 10:37am
*-1*dislike- What school? 1-9-2019 11:00am

- In our school, seniors basically have only 2 periods a day if they have done G&T from 7th grade throughout 1-9-2019 10:37am
- op: the HS course catalog has other math classes not just the core ones 1-9-2019 10:34am

- In districts that offer this type of advanced math to a 6th grader they find options for later in HS 1-9-2019 10:32am
- Tell me which elective you take when you have finished algebra 2 in 9th & calc and statistucs. 1-9-2019 10:32am
*-1*dislike- Calc II (multivariable) typically 1-9-2019 10:32am
- In Montclair NJ-- they take Calc III or AP Calc BC 1-9-2019 10:40am

- mine did and had to take math at CC 1-9-2019 10:35am
- which means he still took math 1-9-2019 10:36am
- Way to assume its a boy. She took Math, but has to go to local community college at night to do it 1-9-2019 10:37am
- Then your HS isn't that great 1-9-2019 11:01am

- Way to assume its a boy. She took Math, but has to go to local community college at night to do it 1-9-2019 10:37am

- which means he still took math 1-9-2019 10:36am

- You can run out of available classes 1-9-2019 10:31am
- Lol. Lolololololol. 1-9-2019 10:32am
- Oh yeah, I'm sure your darlings are taking Calc BC in 10th grade. 1-9-2019 10:34am
- you dont run out of math. there is more depth to everything that is taught in hs. What do you think college math students learn? 1-9-2019 10:35am
*+1*like- Do you think this sounds reasonable for the typical student? Multivariate calculus? 1-9-2019 10:40am
*-1*dislike- obviously, this is not a track for atypical student 1-9-2019 10:42am
- I bet there are a large number of students who are on an accelerated track in middle school. 1-9-2019 10:43am
- there were only 9 kids on this track when dd was in MS... 1-9-2019 10:44am

- I bet there are a large number of students who are on an accelerated track in middle school. 1-9-2019 10:43am
- There are many more interesting useful topics other than advanced calculus. 1-9-2019 10:46am
- in my dc's case, she loves math and sciences so it was a no-brainer for her to do this track 1-9-2019 10:46am
- The fact that it even exists tells me that your school district has $$$ resources. 1-9-2019 10:47am
- thats great. I hope my dd takes something interesting like that when she's that age. Not sure why someone here is hung up on multivariable calc as the only option. 1-9-2019 10:54am

- in my dc's case, she loves math and sciences so it was a no-brainer for her to do this track 1-9-2019 10:46am

- obviously, this is not a track for atypical student 1-9-2019 10:42am

- Do you think this sounds reasonable for the typical student? Multivariate calculus? 1-9-2019 10:40am
- NP. There are kids that do this at the shs. They move onto the super advanced math classes in junior and senior year. My kid is in regular math. But her 1-9-2019 10:42am
*+1*like- A few of his friends are taking bc calculus in 10th. Math geniuses, though, 1-9-2019 10:44am

- you dont run out of math. there is more depth to everything that is taught in hs. What do you think college math students learn? 1-9-2019 10:35am

- Oh yeah, I'm sure your darlings are taking Calc BC in 10th grade. 1-9-2019 10:34am

- Not true at all. And there are math electives and many schools. 1-9-2019 10:30am

- There would be no more to take in senior year. Her kid would be done with calc 1-9-2019 10:30am
- If 4 years of math are required in HS they'll be doing some pretty advanced shit. Not knowing what career path they want to pursue, it may not be needed 1-9-2019 10:29am
- many HS have math electives if the kid finds accel program too hard -- e.g. statistics 1-9-2019 10:30am
- Mine didn't have stats. But I guess if you live somewhere where they push kids that far ahead, they are prepared. 1-9-2019 10:31am
- exactly. 1-9-2019 10:31am

- Mine didn't have stats. But I guess if you live somewhere where they push kids that far ahead, they are prepared. 1-9-2019 10:31am
- op: yes 4 yrs required. But do colleges look and say hmm no algebra or geometry on transcript whats up with that? 1-9-2019 10:31am
- no, it's clear when a kid takes algebra II that they took algebra I earlier 1-9-2019 10:31am
- But not geometry, because it's not really related to the others 1-9-2019 10:33am
- You actually need geometry for calc later on 1-9-2019 10:33am
- Meh. Not really. Not with the proofs--it's a different thought process. 1-9-2019 10:34am

- You actually need geometry for calc later on 1-9-2019 10:33am
- op: thanks, jinx this was my question below 1-9-2019 10:33am

- But not geometry, because it's not really related to the others 1-9-2019 10:33am
- ..he'd have algebra 2 on, so I guess they'll know that if he did algebra 2 he must have done algebra 1 and geom somewhere else? Do colleges as a whole esp non ny ones who dont...(more) 1-9-2019 10:32am
- I can't speak for 7th grade, but my 8th grader's high school level classes will be noted on transcripts 1-9-2019 10:33am

- no, it's clear when a kid takes algebra II that they took algebra I earlier 1-9-2019 10:31am
- you dont need most of the crap you learn in HS anyway. But its still good to learn a broad base of knowledge. 1-9-2019 10:33am
*+2*likes- Multivariate calc is not a broad base of knowledge. It's kinda the opposite 1-9-2019 10:35am
*-1*dislike- it is the foundation of going any further in engineering, statistics (including for all of the social sciences these days) 1-9-2019 10:36am
- No one is talking about multivariable calculus. I've never needed the spanish word for traffic light. But I still learned it in HS. 1-9-2019 10:36am
*+1*like- someone mentioned it above 1-9-2019 10:39am
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- someone mentioned it above 1-9-2019 10:39am

- Multivariate calc is not a broad base of knowledge. It's kinda the opposite 1-9-2019 10:35am

- many HS have math electives if the kid finds accel program too hard -- e.g. statistics 1-9-2019 10:30am
- Colleges will see that the kids has taken the most challenging classes available. That's all you need. 1-9-2019 10:35am
*+4*likes - in our district (montclair) accelerated kids who make it all the way through (starting algebra in 6th) end up taking Calc III or AP Calc BC. Very few kids do this (maybe 5%) 1-9-2019 10:37am
*+1*like,*-1*dislike- 5% is high for this. In our district its more like 2% 1-9-2019 10:41am
*-1*dislike- It seems high to me since my kid is not in this group of kids-- she is grade level all the way....(more) 1-9-2019 10:52am
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- It seems high to me since my kid is not in this group of kids-- she is grade level all the way....(more) 1-9-2019 10:52am
- I'm sorry but you are saying that in Montclair, only 5% of a senior class take AP Calculus BC? That seems very low 1-9-2019 11:03am

- 5% is high for this. In our district its more like 2% 1-9-2019 10:41am