in this post, we’ll be describing all steps and courses you will study after taking algebra 2. So stay concentrated to know what will be awaiting you.
The following courses you will be taking after algebra 2 are:
So keep reading to know in detail what difficult and easier subjects you need to complete after finishing algebra 2.
1 – precalculus
After completing Algebra 2 course the most interesting course that you’ll be studying or Taking is precalculus. Some students decide to take pre-calculus in high school early which is the best decision to make while others decide to take it later in the first year of college which will not recommend.
because precalculus in high school is much easier and more affordable for students to precalculus in college. You could read a detailed article you wrote about the subject.
In the pre-calculus course, you will be revising all the topics that you have studied in the previous courses like Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. In addition to Geometry courses that include trigonometry which is so essential to prepare for Math College.
In the precalculus course you will be studying the following topics:
- Complex numbers
- Rational functions
- Conic sections
- Probability and combinatorics
- Limits and continuity
It is so crucial to absorb and understand all topics to be prepared for math College. Especially studying advanced calculus and algebra courses like calculus 3 and linear algebra.
If you suck or did not do well in the pre-calculus course you will be suffering in the rest of the algebra and calculus courses later in college, which a lot of students do, unfortunately sometimes quit their courses like computer science engineering or mathematics majors.
For instance, if you are not good at trigonometry you will be suffering in calculus and linear algebra courses. The same thing for vectors and matrices which are interested in a linear algebra course.
without vectors and matrices, it is impossible to study linear algebra.
Limits and continuity are the essential topics that you should acquire to study your first calculus course which is calculus. we’ll be talking about that in detail in the next paragraphs.
3 – college algebra
After finishing the precalculus course you should take on in high school. now is the time to take your first Math course in a college. In this case, you have to take a college algebra course.
in college algebra, you will be studying the basics and Elementary applications of algebra including functions, equations, and other Elementary topics you have studied and prepared in a precalculus course.
4 – linear algebra
After finishing college algebra it is time to take linear algebra because this is what a lot of students do before calculus, and is easier to follow.
Linear algebra is useful to take before calculus and we already explained that completely in the article:
In the linear algebra course, you will be focusing on making linear Transformations and studying Vector spaces topics. is condensed and required logic and a passion for abstract math.
The tools that you will be needing to complete the linear algebra course are solid basics and vector matrices to learn trigonometry. Linear algebra is the most difficult algebra course that you will study in college, especially in your first 4 years of a bachelor’s degree.
So it requires some hard work and some good basics or fundamentals In pre-calculus courses.
if you are interested to know why people struggle in linear algebra you could read this article.
5 – calculus 1
After finishing the linear algebra course you should take calculus courses, and the first calculus course you will begin with is Calculus 1. This course is the easiest calculus course but I require having some basics in pre-calculus especially limits and continuity in addition to trigonometry.
In Calculus 1 subject you will build the foundation that would allow you to succeed in the following calculus 2 and calculus 3 courses. The most interesting topics that you should focus on in Calculus 1 are derivatives, integrals, and the applications of limits and continuity you already discovered in the pre-calculus course.
6 – calculus 2
The Next Step in our journey of “ what is after algebra 2 “ is taking calculus 2 which is based totally on Calculus 1 courses. In other words, you would not be discovering new topics in calculus 2. You would just build and expand upon the previous knowledge you have acquired in Calculus 1.
In other words, calculus 2 is just a more advanced copy of the Calculus 1 course that includes more difficult applications of derivatives and integrals. So if you didn’t do well in the calculus 1 course it is almost impossible to succeed in calculus 2 unless you go back and restudy Calculus 1.
7 – calculus 3 or multivariable calculus
Calculus 3 is the last difficult calculus course that you will be taking to globalize and summarize all the knowledge you have acquired in high school and previous calculus courses. Finally, study more advanced topics like multivariable calculus.
In other words, you will be solving difficult calculus derivatives and integrals that have multiple variables. This topic is tough and requires having solid foundations and experience with multivariable functions especially when it comes to applying the derivatives and integrals.
8 – differential equations
The last course you’ll be taking is differential equations, some students take it before calculus but the best choice to do is to let it after calculus 3. We explain that in this detailed article that you can find in this link.
Differential equations it’s also difficult and requires to have basics in calculus 3 or multivariable calculus.
in differential equations, you will be solving advanced differential equations like first and second-degree equations which require solid foundations in derivatives and integrals.
If you reach this level you should be so close to getting your bachelor’s degree, meaning you are in your last years of engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science, or any other stem major. because all stem majors are required to complete these math courses in college before getting their bachelor’s degree.
But if you decide to pursue your academic studies, like master’s or PhD you will be require to take more advanced topics in math, but all them base on what you we mentioned in our article.