Did anybody here take the AP Calc test? - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-09-2002, 01:31 AM   #1
The Fly
 
blood red edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Utah
Posts: 152
Local Time: 12:32 AM
Did anybody here take the AP Calc test?

Just a question to see what high schoolers around here took it and I'd like to what you guys think about it (did you pass, did you think certain parts of the test were hard or whatever)

__________________

__________________
blood red edge is offline  
Old 05-09-2002, 02:17 AM   #2
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Lilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: back and to the left
Posts: 8,523
Local Time: 06:32 PM
HA!! I didn't take a math this year at all!! That was the BEST decision I had ever made...oh man! I took the lit exam monday, and I did fabulously. I have the history tests on friday (Euro and Us history). I have bio next tuesday. So if I live till a week from now, I'm set for life.

------------------
I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel so I learned to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
__________________

__________________
Lilly is offline  
Old 05-09-2002, 03:21 AM   #3
Refugee
 
Foxxern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 1,284
Local Time: 06:32 PM
Took the AP Calc AB exam back in 1999. I thought it was not bad overall (got a 5). Just make sure you know the basics, and know the concepts very well. There's nothing too tricky, but the problems might be made out differently than you are used to seeing in class, so knowing the concepts will help. Have you gotten a hold of past AP exams? They help out a lot. Like any math class, practice is the best way to get better.

Good luck!

------------------
Change is the only constant
__________________
Foxxern is offline  
Old 05-09-2002, 03:34 AM   #4
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Lilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: back and to the left
Posts: 8,523
Local Time: 06:32 PM
The tests were Tuesday

------------------
I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel so I learned to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
__________________
Lilly is offline  
Old 05-09-2002, 10:33 AM   #5
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
speedracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: MD
Posts: 7,572
Local Time: 07:32 PM
When I took it, rumor was that 60% was good enough for a 5.
__________________
speedracer is online now  
Old 05-09-2002, 10:37 AM   #6
Refugee
 
Mrs.Clayton's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,898
Local Time: 05:32 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Foxxern:
Took the AP Calc AB exam back in 1999. I thought it was not bad overall (got a 5). Just make sure you know the basics, and know the concepts very well. There's nothing too tricky, but the problems might be made out differently than you are used to seeing in class, so knowing the concepts will help. Have you gotten a hold of past AP exams? They help out a lot. Like any math class, practice is the best way to get better.

Good luck!

Dang! You're smart....I never even got to take calculus...let alone the AP exam for it...
__________________
Mrs.Clayton is offline  
Old 05-09-2002, 10:50 AM   #7
Blue Crack Addict
 
meegannie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 15,798
Local Time: 12:32 AM
Yay for history (I majored in history in college and will probably study it in grad school, despite it's uselessness ) and bio (the only good science )!

As for calculus, I took the AP class in high school ('98) but didn't take the test. Fortunately, my college let me bypass the math requirement because of my ACT scores. I did take statistics (as an elective for my poli sci major)in college, however. Ick. I hate math (as evidenced by my math score on the GRE ).
__________________
meegannie is offline  
Old 05-09-2002, 11:29 AM   #8
Refugee
 
BabyGrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: even NJ loves NY
Posts: 2,095
Local Time: 07:32 PM
nope I backed out the morning before and I'm saving the $70 or so dollars for a trip to Florida

there was no point in me taking it at all, I want to retake Calc next year anyway since I will prolly fail the next course if I go on the way I am now.

I'm taking AP Environmental Science on the 13th, i don't think it should be too hard, prolly easier than Bio which I somehow did really well on last year
__________________
BabyGrace is offline  
Old 05-09-2002, 11:31 AM   #9
Refugee
 
BabyGrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: even NJ loves NY
Posts: 2,095
Local Time: 07:32 PM
speedracer that is probably true. my teacher told us to find 10 problems we can do really well and do them because 10 right and 0 wrong will get us about a 3. Those tests are massively curved, thank goodness!
__________________
BabyGrace is offline  
Old 05-09-2002, 06:05 PM   #10
Acrobat
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: MA/NH
Posts: 309
Local Time: 12:32 AM
Took it in 99...what's that about it being curved? I think I got a 2 In fact...I know i did....

[This message has been edited by U2morrow (edited 05-09-2002).]
__________________
U2morrow is offline  
Old 05-09-2002, 08:06 PM   #11
Refugee
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,760
Local Time: 01:32 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Foxxern:
Took the AP Calc AB exam back in 1999. I thought it was not bad overall (got a 5). Just make sure you know the basics, and know the concepts very well. There's nothing too tricky, but the problems might be made out differently than you are used to seeing in class, so knowing the concepts will help. Have you gotten a hold of past AP exams? They help out a lot. Like any math class, practice is the best way to get better.

Good luck!

I took BC that year...I din't think it was that hard

__________________
V Nura is offline  
Old 05-09-2002, 08:20 PM   #12
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Se7en's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: all around in the dark - everywhere
Posts: 3,531
Local Time: 07:32 PM
I took calc last semester and got a B.

When in doubt, go with the squeeze theorem.

------------------
Rock 'N Roll is the sound of revenge.
__________________
Se7en is offline  
Old 05-09-2002, 10:22 PM   #13
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
doctorwho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: My TARDIS - currently located in San Leandro, CA
Posts: 6,340
Local Time: 04:32 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Mrs.Clayton:
Dang! You're smart....I never even got to take calculus...let alone the AP exam for it...
Forgive me if this sounds ostentatious, but I only mean to prove a point. I have an advanced degree in science - let me tell you how often I've used calculus in my research: about twice.

Granted, my type of research doesn't call for it (protein diagnostics/therapeutics), but this proves that you can more than survive without calculus - even in a career where you might think it is needed.

[This message has been edited by doctorwho (edited 05-09-2002).]
__________________
doctorwho is offline  
Old 05-09-2002, 11:26 PM   #14
Refugee
 
Foxxern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 1,284
Local Time: 06:32 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by doctorwho:
Forgive me if this sounds ostentatious, but I only mean to prove a point. I have an advanced degree in science - let me tell you how often I've used calculus in my research: about twice.

Granted, my type of research doesn't call for it (protein diagnostics/therapeutics), but this proves that you can more than survive without calculus - even in a career where you might think it is needed.
That is definitely true in many areas of science. But as I recall, don't you work in the field of biology? It would make sense that there aren't that many uses for calculus there. But as a student studying electrical engineering, calculus is used in almost everything. And most of the design algorithms we use are also calculus-based, as I assume they would be in real life. But I guess I'll have to wait and see how much I actually use it on the job.



------------------
Change is the only constant
__________________
Foxxern is offline  
Old 05-09-2002, 11:49 PM   #15
Refugee
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,760
Local Time: 01:32 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Foxxern:
That is definitely true in many areas of science. But as I recall, don't you work in the field of biology? It would make sense that there aren't that many uses for calculus there. But as a student studying electrical engineering, calculus is used in almost everything. And most of the design algorithms we use are also calculus-based, as I assume they would be in real life. But I guess I'll have to wait and see how much I actually use it on the job.

I'm studying computer engineering and I use it in every class.

Sometimes a subject measures your discipline to learns more than confer any value to you for the future

__________________

__________________
V Nura is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com