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Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:46

## AP Calculus vs. MATH 140/141

The following questions are designed to help you decide whether you should enroll in MATH 140 or 141.

### I have received AP credit for MATH 140

I have received AP Credit for MATH 140 (I have received either a grade of 4 or 5 on the AB exam or a grade of 3 on the BC exam). Should I take MATH 140 or should I take MATH 141? Answer the questions below:

- Does your major require additional math courses beyond MATH 141?
- Has it been more than a year since you last took calculus?
- Are you dependent on calculators?
- Are you dependent upon your teacher to learn the material?
- Do you have trouble reading math textbooks and learning material on your own?
- Do you memorize formulas and algorithms as opposed to understanding the concepts?
- Do you feel that your high school has not adequately prepared you for a college course in math?
- Take the following Math 140 Final Exam Did you score below a 70%?

#### If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, consider taking MATH 140.

### I have received AP credit for MATH 141

I have received AP credit for MATH 141 (i.e., I have received either a grade of 4 or 5 on the BC exam). Should I take MATH 141 or should I take MATH 230? Answer the questions below:

- Does your major require additional math courses beyond MATH 230?
- Has it been more than a year since you last took calculus?
- Are you dependent on calculators?
- Are you dependent upon your teacher to learn the material?
- Do you have trouble reading math textbooks and learning material on your own?
- Do you memorize formulas and algorithms as opposed to understanding the concepts?
- Do you feel that your high school has not adequately prepared you for a college course in math?
- Do you think you will feel uncomfortable in a classroom that consists of almost all upperclassmen?
- Take the following Math 141 Final Exam Did you score below a 70%?