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Originally posted by NoMoreExams View PostOne would argue if high schools started offering classes beyond calc. 2 that they should offer real analysis before calc. 3. A lot of kids coming out of a high school program do not understand calculus. And a lot of people will argue that to really understand calculus 3, you need linear algebra and some analysis/topology. In any case, most advanced math students will go on to major in math (at least from what I've seen) and they would benefit more from Real Analysis than trying to understand calc. 3.
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Originally posted by NoMoreExams View PostOne would argue if high schools started offering classes beyond calc. 2 that they should offer real analysis before calc. 3. A lot of kids coming out of a high school program do not understand calculus. And a lot of people will argue that to really understand calculus 3, you need linear algebra and some analysis/topology. In any case, most advanced math students will go on to major in math (at least from what I've seen) and they would benefit more from Real Analysis than trying to understand calc. 3.Last edited by probability; January 13 2010, 03:44 AM.
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Originally posted by probability View PostGreat idea. Maybe we should start having high school students take abstract algebra and measuretheoretic probability as well. That way they can be ready for the Ph.D.
Qualifiying Exams by the time they're 18 and go directly from high school to graduate school.:wacko:
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In any case, I think that actuaries who work
in industry could probably get away with just a superficial understanding of calculus. After all,
it's no longer being tested directly by the SOA or CAS.Last edited by probability; January 13 2010, 02:56 PM.
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