- Oct 11, 2018
- Austin, Texas, USA
Matrices and whatnot are pretty abstract, and while 4u students can probably handle it, they probably won't get a good grasp of it. They can know how to find eigenvalues, inverses, determinants and whatnot, but they won't really have an understanding of what they actually are. I agree with the above post - it's simply too rigorous. Topics like epsilon-delta limit would be beyond most students, and are not necessarily critical to understanding higher levels of calculus. Personally I'd prefer if the syllabus went into more applied maths topics rather than pure maths topics, but that's coming from an applied math guy. The new syllabus is reasonably good - the inclusion of vectors is a start. Not a big fan of the Proofs topic though, but that's because it's venturing into the pure side of things.