Hi, I'm hoping one of the mods or parents with experience can help me with this.

My kids finished High School Algebra I last year, and are finishing Geometry this month, and will begin Algebra II next month.

I don't have any experience with Calculus: I am confident that I can teach it, however, and am looking to start myself this autumn, so as to be ready for teaching the kids next year ...... But there seem to be a few options for HS Calculus? Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and AP .... Is Pre-Calc definitely necessary prior to a 'regular' Calculus course for High School students? Or, after successfully completing Algebra II are they generally ready for the regular course?

I would greatly appreciate some feedback on this: textbooks are far too expensive for purchasing various levels to look through at home!

My kids finished High School Algebra I last year, and are finishing Geometry this month, and will begin Algebra II next month.

I don't have any experience with Calculus: I am confident that I can teach it, however, and am looking to start myself this autumn, so as to be ready for teaching the kids next year ...... But there seem to be a few options for HS Calculus? Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and AP .... Is Pre-Calc definitely necessary prior to a 'regular' Calculus course for High School students? Or, after successfully completing Algebra II are they generally ready for the regular course?

I would greatly appreciate some feedback on this: textbooks are far too expensive for purchasing various levels to look through at home!

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