Benefits of Learning Accelerated Math
Learning upper-level math at an early age as opposed to the standard may sound challenging at first, but it results in many benefits later on.
Learning higher-level math builds higher-level thinking.
Higher-level math introduces harder, multi-step problems that require stronger logical thought processes. These problems need more understanding which builds better study habits such as note-taking. For example, when taking a college level class in high school, high schoolers are better prepared for college, and this is the same effect as middle schoolers taking high school classes.
When introduced to advanced math at a younger age, there is more time for career inspiration.
If students are introduced to upper-level math courses in earlier years, they can decide if math is the route they want to go for their careers. High school-level math courses allow for students to make a more-informed opinion on math and what their interests are.
Taking mandatory math classes in middle school and in early high school years allows for more opportunities to gain college credit.
In most public Texas high schools, the last mandatory math course to take is Precalculus. The standard is to take Precalculus in 12th grade, but some have the opportunity to take it much earlier, so some students are able to take more college classes in high school. Some of these classes can give students college credit through AP or Dual-Enrollment.