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Hi everyone, I'm just starting to plan my next couple of years in high school and I wondered, what's the typical or recommended order of math classes? I just finished Algebra I this year, where should I head next? Would appreciate some guidance. Thanks!

a month ago

Hi there!

Generally, the traditional sequence of high school math classes in the U.S. goes like this: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and then Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry, followed by Calculus if you have the time and interest.

Since you've just finished Algebra I, the next step would typically be Geometry. After Geometry, you should take Algebra II, which builds on the foundation you've established in Algebra I and Geometry. After Algebra II, there's typically a choice between Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry, both of which prepare you for Calculus if you wish to pursue that.

However, this can depend on the curriculum at your school and your own interests in math. Some schools might combine Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus into a single course or split Algebra II into two years. For example, if you're interested in STEM subjects, you might find it valuable to take Calculus while still in high school. But alternatively, you might find Statistics or Probability interesting or useful.

Ultimately, the best advice would be to speak with your school counselor or a trusted math teacher. They can provide specific guidance based on your personal goals and your school's curriculum. Best of luck with your math journey!

a month ago

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