My Math Forum  

Go Back   My Math Forum > Math Forums > Academic Guidance

Academic Guidance Academic Guidance - Academic guidance for those pursuing a college degree... what college? Grad school? PhD help?


Thanks Tree5Thanks
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
June 15th, 2017, 12:30 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Joined: Jun 2017
From: Qatar

Posts: 7
Thanks: 1

Math Focus: geometry
sequence of learning mathematics.

Hello everyone,

this is my first post in this forum, and I would like to know in what sequence should mathematics be learned.

I saw other posts in this forum where people answered that there is no such thing, but I believe that some courses are pre-requisites for other courses and some courses can go alongside other courses.

I finished High school but didn't learn Calculus and had problems with pre-calculus in college. I have failed calculus this semester, and I know that there is some problem with the foundations of my math.
I like to logically get to the answer but what I was doing all these years is to memorize rules and follow.

I am retaking calculus next semester so, I want to know in what order should mathematics be learned in general so I can follow it for advanced mathematics courses also.

Hoping to get helpful replies and resources.
Please ask me for any clarification.

Last edited by skipjack; June 15th, 2017 at 03:15 PM.
Anisetty is offline  
 
June 18th, 2017, 11:01 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Joined: Feb 2016
From: Australia

Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 450

Math Focus: Yet to find out.
If you are taking calculus next semester I would advise you to study your precalc notes. The best way to prepare for new content, is to be comfortable with the old content.
Thanks from 123qwerty and Anisetty
Joppy is offline  
June 19th, 2017, 07:57 AM   #3
Member
 
awholenumber's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2017
From: India

Posts: 63
Thanks: 3

You should take a look at this website .

http://ncert.nic.in/textbook/textbook.htm

Quote:
This online service offers easy access to the NCERT textbooks. The service covers textbooks of all subjects published by NCERT for classes I to XII in Hindi, English and Urdu. The Entire book or individual chapters can be downloaded provided the terms of use as mentioned in the Copyright Notice is adhered to.

And ,

https://2012books.lardbucket.org/boo...nning-algebra/


https://2012books.lardbucket.org/pdf...ng-algebra.pdf

Hope that helps .
Thanks from Anisetty
awholenumber is offline  
June 21st, 2017, 01:44 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Joined: Jun 2017
From: Qatar

Posts: 7
Thanks: 1

Math Focus: geometry
I understand that I have to be familiar with
Algebra,trigonometry,and geometry but in what order does these lessons make sense.
My precalculus notes are not well explained as my professor dropped some content form the original book what i was left with is basic definitions with examples that are too obvious.
Thank you for providing the book links.
I will surely check them out.
Anisetty is offline  
June 22nd, 2017, 08:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Joined: Feb 2016
From: Australia

Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 450

Math Focus: Yet to find out.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anisetty View Post
I understand that I have to be familiar with
Algebra,trigonometry,and geometry but in what order does these lessons make sense.
My precalculus notes are not well explained as my professor dropped some content form the original book what i was left with is basic definitions with examples that are too obvious.
Thank you for providing the book links.
I will surely check them out.
Probably algebra, geometry, trigonometry. But you should be jumping between them as you go.
Joppy is offline  
June 25th, 2017, 03:01 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Joined: Jun 2017
From: Qatar

Posts: 7
Thanks: 1

Math Focus: geometry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joppy View Post
Probably algebra, geometry, trigonometry. But you should be jumping between them as you go.
I think it would take some hard work to create a good flow chart on what to learn first before the other as it will be a complex graph.
Anisetty is offline  
June 25th, 2017, 07:30 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Joined: Feb 2016
From: Australia

Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 450

Math Focus: Yet to find out.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anisetty View Post
I think it would take some hard work to create a good flow chart on what to learn first before the other as it will be a complex graph.
Perhaps not overly difficult for a master of mathematics. Although things would get hazy at very high levels of math.

In general, there are no good teaching methods or curricula for learning mathematics that i know of. If you want to do well, you just need to work hard and figure out for yourself what to study in what order.
Thanks from Anisetty
Joppy is offline  
June 28th, 2017, 04:08 PM   #8
Newbie
 
Joined: Jun 2017
From: Qatar

Posts: 7
Thanks: 1

Math Focus: geometry
If anyone knows of a map for learning mathematics please share
Anisetty is offline  
June 28th, 2017, 07:37 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Joined: Dec 2012
From: Hong Kong

Posts: 853
Thanks: 311

Math Focus: Stochastic processes, statistical inference, data mining, computational linguistics
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anisetty View Post
If anyone knows of a map for learning mathematics please share
I think the best map is the prerequisite structure of your school (or any school for that matter, if you're not going to one), which puts the courses offered in a... uh, partially ordered set.
Thanks from Joppy
123qwerty is offline  
June 28th, 2017, 07:47 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Joined: Feb 2016
From: Australia

Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 450

Math Focus: Yet to find out.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123qwerty View Post
uh, partially ordered set.
Joppy is offline  
Reply

  My Math Forum > Math Forums > Academic Guidance

Tags
calculus, learning, mathematics, precalculus, sequence



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone interested in learning mathematics in a group online? CoreyM New Users 8 July 26th, 2017 03:53 AM
Snakes and Ladders with Strategies to Help Learning Mathematics Monox D. I-Fly Elementary Math 27 April 19th, 2016 07:56 PM
The Misconception About the Need for Learning Mathematics Harbinger Math 16 June 24th, 2014 10:35 PM
Sequence of branches of mathematics Nadiia Academic Guidance 3 August 5th, 2012 09:26 AM
Learning and Teaching Mathematics - help mcpt Academic Guidance 1 March 12th, 2010 02:21 PM





Copyright © 2017 My Math Forum. All rights reserved.