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Challenging the conventional wisdom on calculus: Study finds that mastering prerequisites -- not taking calculus in high school -- better predicts success in collegewww.sciencedaily.com

Contrary to widely-held opinion, taking high school calculus isn't necessary for success later in college calculus -- what's more important is mastering the prerequisites, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry -- that lead to calculus. That's according to a study of more than 6,000 college freshmen at 133 colleges.

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