June 15th, 2017, 01:30 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 prerequisites for other courses and some courses can go alongside other courses. I finished High school but didn't learn Calculus and had problems with precalculus 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 04:15 PM. 
June 19th, 2017, 12:01 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,765 Thanks: 623 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.

June 19th, 2017, 08:57 AM  #3  
Member Joined: Jun 2017 From: India Posts: 65 Thanks: 3 
You should take a look at this website . http://ncert.nic.in/textbook/textbook.htm Quote:
And , https://2012books.lardbucket.org/boo...nningalgebra/ https://2012books.lardbucket.org/pdf...ngalgebra.pdf Hope that helps .  
June 21st, 2017, 02:44 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 do 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. Last edited by skipjack; January 29th, 2019 at 03:02 AM. 
June 22nd, 2017, 09:27 PM  #5  
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,765 Thanks: 623 Math Focus: Yet to find out.  Quote:
Last edited by skipjack; January 29th, 2019 at 03:03 AM.  
June 25th, 2017, 04:01 PM  #6 
Newbie Joined: Jun 2017 From: Qatar Posts: 7 Thanks: 1 Math Focus: geometry  
June 25th, 2017, 08:30 PM  #7  
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,765 Thanks: 623 Math Focus: Yet to find out.  Quote:
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.  
June 28th, 2017, 05:08 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.
Last edited by skipjack; January 29th, 2019 at 03:03 AM. 
June 28th, 2017, 08:37 PM  #9 
Senior Member Joined: Dec 2012 From: Hong Kong Posts: 853 Thanks: 311 Math Focus: Stochastic processes, statistical inference, data mining, computational linguistics  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.
Last edited by skipjack; January 29th, 2019 at 03:04 AM. 
June 28th, 2017, 08:47 PM  #10 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,765 Thanks: 623 Math Focus: Yet to find out.  

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