AP Linear Matrix Algebra for Advanced High School StudentsIf the AP Calculus sequence continued in high school, one of the courses after AP Calculus BC (Calculus II) would be: AP Linear Algebra.
Linear Algebra is a course taken in the sophomore year in college/university, and taken after Calculus II (AP Calculus BC).
The Linear Algebra course is almost never offered in high schools due to its advanced nature, and also because there is a no "AP Linear Algebra" exam.
College credit for calculus courses does not depend upon the AP Calculus exams - even while you are in high school, you may jump in collegiate math courses, either at a local college, or via an online program like Distance Calculus.
It is important to earn real, transferrable academic credit, like those credits you may earn from Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University. There are many Linear Algebra courses running around the internet, and some of them are really really excellent! But if they don't offer real, transferrable college credit, well .... you need to prove to others you have completed Linear Algebra!
Here is a video about our Math 315 - Linear Algebra course via Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:
Math 315 - Linear Algebra Course
Multivariable Calculus & High School
After AP Calculus for High School Students
Distance Calculus - Student Reviews
Date Posted: Mar 16, 2020
Review by: Malia K.
Courses Completed: Applied Calculus
Review: Course was good and fast. I don't like math so I can't say it was fun or anything. Grader was very nice. Software was ok.
Transferred Credits to: University of Maine
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2020
Review by: Anonymous
Courses Completed: Calculus I
Review: This course is amazing! I took it as a requirement for admission to an MBA program, and couldn't have been happier with the quality and rigor of the course. I previously took calculus two times (at a public high school and then a large public university commonly cited as a "public ivy"), this course was by far the best and *finally* made the concepts click. Previously I had no idea what was going on because terrible PhD students were teaching the course and saying stuff like "a derivative is the slope of a tangent line" - ??? but what does that mean ???, but the instructors in the Shorter University course explain everything in ways where it FINALLY made sense (e.g., "imagine a roller coaster hitting the top of a hill, there's a moment where it shifts momentum and you're not accelerating or decelerating, that's what a 0 rate of change is - that's when the derivative would be zero"). They explain everything in multiple ways and relate it to other concepts. It all made perfect sense when I finally had a good instructor. Really recommend this class
Transferred Credits to: The Wharton School, UPenn
Date Posted: Dec 20, 2019
Review by: Bill K.
Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra
Review: I took the whole calculus series and Linear Algebra via Distance Calculus. Dr. Curtis spent countless hours messaging back and forth with me, answering every question, no matter how trivial they might seem. Dr. Curtis is extremely responsive, especially if the student is curious and is willing to work hard. I don't think I ever waited much more than a day for Dr. Curtis to get a notebook back to me. Dr. Curtis would also make videos of concepts if I was really lost. The course materials are fantastic. If you are a student sitting on the fence, trying to decide between a normal classroom class or Distance Calculus classes with Livemath and Mathematica, my choice would be the Distance Calculus classes every time. The Distance Calculus classes are more engaging. The visual aspects of the class notebooks are awesome. You get the hand calculation skills you need. The best summary I can give is to say, given the opportunity, I would put my own son's math education in Dr. Curtis's hands.
Transferred Credits to: None