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Would you take geometry first, and then Trig and then Pre-calculus?

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Would you take geometry first, and then Trig and then Pre-calculus?

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What kind of geometry are you referring to? Is it the kind where you prove things about angles, calculate certain measures of objects with straight lines (like triangles, trapezoids, rectangles and so on)?Would you take geometry first, and then Trig and then Pre-calculus?

Its been a while since I did any of that kind of thing and when I think about geometry I think about norms and inner products which is what you do at uni.

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First year: Geometry

Second year: Algebra II

Third year: Calculus I

Fourth year: Calculus II

I didn't have too many problems with that plan, for whatever it's worth. Maybe you'll have a similar experience if you give it a try?

If not, I think the "standard" order for the courses is geometry, trig, and then precalculus. Geometry was one of the worst courses I've ever taken, though, so expect that it could potentially suck.

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precalculus will usually includes high school algebra and and geometry..

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My order, here in the US, was Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, etc.

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But my reply, and the replies of every one else above (with all due respect) may not be helpful to the OP, because they may not apply to his/her situation. The OP has not explained if he/she is in high school, nor has he/she explained what "Precalculus" means in his/her school. The OP should explain his/her situation further before anyone else replies. Even better, the OP should consult the guidance counselor, academic advisor, or the math department chair instead of asking us in the first place.

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Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Precalulus

---College---

Calculus (I-III)

Diff EQ (concurrently with Calc III)

---Next semester----

Linear Algebra

Probability and Statistics

Foundations of math (intro to proofs, sets, etc)

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I took Algebra I in 8th grade.I did Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and then Precalculus, but this was because I took Algebra I in 7th grade. I'm told that this is the preferred sequence for those who start Algebra I earlier than 9th grade. (I'm talking about middle school/high school in the US.) In my school Precalculus consisted of College Algebra, Trigonometry, and Analytic Geometry.

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