Hello to all interested in learning and understanding not only how to excel in math classes, but how to also understand why it works. First of all, math is my life. It's my one true love and gives me meaning in this world. I have so much passion for math and I hope it rubs off on all that are around me. Growing up, I have always been the student in the class that everyone asks for help on math problems. For this reason I have always tutored my friends and loved ones in math whenever they ... [more]
Algebra 1 is one of the most important math classes for developing future math skills. This is the first class that focuses on math with a variable (x). Basically you learn how to treat equations with x instead of just numbers.
Algebra 2 focuses in depth what Algebra 1 presents. This is where you really start getting into core math topics needed in later math classes. You learn all about exponents, lines, parabolas, and a lot of the cartesian plane (graphing).
Biology is so unique because we can observe this topic in our every day lives. It is nature in its most basic form. We use the scientific method to analyze observations to produce facts about the world and how it evolves. Biology is the science of life!
Calculus is the first math class I truly fell in love with. The logic to it is very different from all math prior but you still use what you have learned so far. You can apply calculus to real life situations and once learned you really see math can perfectly describe everything around you and how the world works.
Geometry analyzes the relationships within all shapes. There will always be truths about all objects which are the equations you use to describe the object. This deals with squares, rectangles, triangles, polygons, and measurement of angles within these objects. This class gives you a more visual look at math.
This class is super important because it prepares the student to deal with variables (x). Moving from dealing with numbers to dealing with x is a very hard leap of faith. This class will present how to solve for x and factor which is vital to math.
Precalculus goes in depth with algebra included with some geometry or even physics. This is the first class in math that really starts applying to real life situations. There is emphasis on trigonometry which is preparing you for calculus.
Trigonometry is essential for using both Algebra and Geometry to use the least amount of information and extract as much possible about any shape. This class is essential to move forward because Calculus uses a lot of Trigonometry as well.
This math is very unique. You use all the knowledge obtained from geometry, algebra 1/2, and even college algebra. The SAT math is all about logical analysis. You need to get into the mind set of using variables instead of raw numbers. This is unlike any questions asked in regular math classes.
I have received an A+ in MAT 342 at ASU in Tempe and ever since have been tutoring students in Linear Algebra. The basics is the understanding of matrices and the Gauss-Jordan Method. Later you get into inverses, proofs of a vector space(zero, scalar, addition), eigen values, dot product, and much more. Differential equations and Mathematical structures are good prerequisites to take before starting Linear Algebra. Basically the whole class is solving system of equations through matrices.