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If you took math courses util high school or college, what was the most advanced math course you took?

Algebra? Geometry? Trigonometry? Pre-calculus? Calculus? Differential Equations? Linear Algebra? Analysis? Etc.
 
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IB HL Further math study in high school, not sure what's that equilvant to but it's like two course after BC calc
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Calculus. Statistics is a close second. I fucking hate math.
 
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I took Calculus my junior year, so that's the highest I took. Didn't take any my senior year in High School. I also took stats the year before that.
 
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Something we called Algebra 3/4. Math is my all time biggest weakness.
But you can be smart without it, riiiiight?
 
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Currently in my final year of high school and taking the hardest course there is for maths (in my country at least). Much regret.
 
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calculus both differential and integral
i got 91% on differential calculus but only 80% on integral calculus (man integral calculus is tough)
now i suck at all math because of my disability
 
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If you don't count seminar courses, I think a topics course in etale cohomology was the highest level (and toughest) course I had.
 
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algebra, calculus, discrete math were taught
too bad am remember almost nothing of it now
 
Apr 18, 2016 7:01 PM

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Calculus, but since it was too abstract I really didn't care
 
Apr 18, 2016 7:03 PM

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The one where it stopped using numbers and moved towards symbols.
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Apr 18, 2016 7:17 PM

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I've only taken up to algebra. It's bee so long since Ive done it I dont remember much.
 
Apr 18, 2016 7:21 PM

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Pre-calc LOL

Where my fellow math noobs at?
 
Apr 18, 2016 7:32 PM

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Calc 2, since it's a prerequisite for literally everything. Oh, and stats.

I like how all your teachers and profs say that you'll need calculus not matter what career path you choose (especially if it's in the sciences or engineering). I haven't even done anything remotely calc-related since Calc 2. But I agree that stats can come in handy regardless of your career choice.
 
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Algebra 2 in high school. I barely passed. I hated math/science. I was always a history/English kinda guy.
 
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took all of them but hardest for me was Differential Equations. had to take it twice. damn diffeq, i hate you
 
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Partial differential equations, although there's probably still worse to come.
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Maths is my favourite subject even though I'm not amazingly good at it! Took all the classes. My favourite was Calculus Integrals and Differential Equations. I could solve sums for hours and not get bored of doing it.
3D Geometry on the other hand, damn.I had to really work hard to do well in my exams. Even after all that, I haven't the slightest clue about this course
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Currently a junior in high school taking Calculus BC. Not sure when I'll stop since I do want to major in engineering.
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Probably Calculus. Had a 76% on it during my Senior year, but I haven't learned shit.
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Well, I'm about to graduate university with a math degree... so...
 
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My last one was in middle school . I think it was algebra,geometry,trigonometry .(at the level of a 8th grader ofc)
 
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Yuna said:
Calc 2, since it's a prerequisite for literally everything. Oh, and stats.

I like how all your teachers and profs say that you'll need calculus not matter what career path you choose (especially if it's in the sciences or engineering). I haven't even done anything remotely calc-related since Calc 2. But I agree that stats can come in handy regardless of your career choice.


Statistics are indeed much more widely used than Calculus, and probabilistic inference is a mental skill that everyone should possess; it is unbelievable that more focus is not given to it.

But I find it confusing when you say you have not done anything remotely calc-related, as a scientist/engineer (am I misunderstanding?). Surely there is no way to model anything without an effective Taylor approximation, Fourier methods, numerical integration, derivative estimates, etc. which are all based on calculus concepts.
 
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As soon as a I had the chance to drop it at 11th grade, I did.

I was so fucken glad that I no longer had to do math.
 
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hentai_proxy said:
Yuna said:
Calc 2, since it's a prerequisite for literally everything. Oh, and stats.

I like how all your teachers and profs say that you'll need calculus not matter what career path you choose (especially if it's in the sciences or engineering). I haven't even done anything remotely calc-related since Calc 2. But I agree that stats can come in handy regardless of your career choice.


Statistics are indeed much more widely used than Calculus, and probabilistic inference is a mental skill that everyone should possess; it is unbelievable that more focus is not given to it.

But I find it confusing when you say you have not done anything remotely calc-related, as a scientist/engineer (am I misunderstanding?). Surely there is no way to model anything without an effective Taylor approximation, Fourier methods, numerical integration, derivative estimates, etc. which are all based on calculus concepts.


What I meant is that your high school teachers/university professors often tell you that calculus is bound to show up if you decide to pursue a career in the sciences or in engineering.

But I guess "sciences" is a too general of a term. I did my undergraduate in the life sciences and now I'm doing a pharmacy degree. I have yet to apply calculus in anything that I've learned since taking the course itself.
 
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I did a 3rd year maths course in uni that predominantly covered functions of complex numbers. It was a nightmare. I'll take linear algebra and Laplace transformations over that insanity any day of the week.
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The last course where I got a decent score was level 2 Analysis at university, I have also taken a level 3 analysis course and coding/cryptology with lower results and I am now taking level 3 graph theory will see how that goes.
 
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Matrix , Fourier Series , Laplace theorem , Sets , etc

My Brain has gone numb thinking about them >_<
 
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Uh? Something resembling calculus / math models or whatever it's called. I dropped out and took my equivalency before i dared touch algebra 2.


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I'm in applied mathematics so I gotta go even higher than I'm currently at.

I'm doing differential equations and linear algebra atm.
 
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Algebra? Geometry? Trigonometry? Pre-calculus? Calculus? Differential Equations? Linear Algebra? Analysis?


All of them, actually. But I don't know how it works in America or whatnot but I'm doing A Levels so there's that. (syllabus code: 9709)
 
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Differential Equations.

After that, most of my subjects are mostly engineering related and involves a combination of math, physics, and chemistry.
 
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Physics is technically a science course, but it's a really fucking mathy science course.
Actual math class wise, Calculous
 
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Junior in high school, currently taking Statistics with Calculus AB and BC to follow. Considering I'm going into engineering, I will probably be taking much more in the future.
 
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All Calculus course in uni. since it is mandatory. I remember failing the second course once, had to retake it the next year :/

Also the statistics and probabilities courses, and the Discrete Math course, I've been through hell.. lucky enough I found most of the other courses as interesting and fun that I keep up with my study.
 
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Sora_no_Umi said:
IB HL Further math study in high school, not sure what's that equilvant to but it's like two course after BC calc

Lucky bastard. My school "offers" it but that class has not been given in years.

So is it BC calc + other stuff or does it start where BC ends?
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Differential Equations

Almost took PDE to get the math minor but I'm burned out on integrals :/
 
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Matrix , Fourier Series , Laplace theorem , Sets , etc

My Brain has gone numb thinking about them >_<

But Laplace transforms are so much fun!
 
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Math nice joke there , sadly for u i am not an Asian.

 
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Statistic, I guess? I'm pretty math-retarded personally. Same for math-based sciences like Physics.

I've always been a humanities person. History, psychology, language. I'm not college educated so most of what I know has been self taught over the years, and I don't really have any interest in teaching myself mathematics. Although learning about mathematicians (Srinivasa Ramanujan!) can be a blast.
 
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Oh man, addition and subtraction is one of the hardest things Ive done so far
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Enishi- said:
ashishkaull said:
Matrix , Fourier Series , Laplace theorem , Sets , etc

My Brain has gone numb thinking about them >_<

But Laplace transforms are so much fun!


Not for me , lol

Had no clue about how to solve them .
 
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Fred457 said:
Sora_no_Umi said:
IB HL Further math study in high school, not sure what's that equilvant to but it's like two course after BC calc

Lucky bastard. My school "offers" it but that class has not been given in years.

So is it BC calc + other stuff or does it start where BC ends?


Well, you cant really compare it to the ap curiculum.
In terms of the ib curiculum, there are topics that you have to cover in hl math. Hl 1 and 2 covers all the required topics and there are like 4 or some additional optional topics, which is what further math teaches. It covers a whole range of topics. I dont quite remeber all of it, but i remeber a lot of linear algebra, geometry, number theory, and a bunch of others (these were either the hardest or funniest for me, that's y i remeber them). It sounds really simple when you see the word geometry and algebra, and you would probably think something along the lines of "oh that must be easy, i learned them when i was in middle school!" Well to be fair, you wouldnt be too far off, because the curriculum is built off of that. HOWEVER, the diffculty level of the question is incomparable. The questions were honestly so hard and my teacher often gets stuck on the question with us.

Our class size was really small, like single digit small, so it was really fun, but the diffculty and stress it couldve produced would be really hard to handle unless you love math, which i do.

The course might not be given because not enough people take it. I was fortunated enough to live in a fairly competitive school district, so at least some people sogned up.
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Fred457 said:
Sora_no_Umi said:
IB HL Further math study in high school, not sure what's that equilvant to but it's like two course after BC calc

Lucky bastard. My school "offers" it but that class has not been given in years.

So is it BC calc + other stuff or does it start where BC ends?


More curious on how you found thos dead thread...
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Some sort of linear calculus class or something.
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Sora_no_Umi said:
Fred457 said:

Lucky bastard. My school "offers" it but that class has not been given in years.

So is it BC calc + other stuff or does it start where BC ends?


Well, you cant really compare it to the ap curiculum.
In terms of the ib curiculum, there are topics that you have to cover in hl math. Hl 1 and 2 covers all the required topics and there are like 4 or some additional optional topics, which is what further math teaches. It covers a whole range of topics. I dont quite remeber all of it, but i remeber a lot of linear algebra, geometry, number theory, and a bunch of others (these were either the hardest or funniest for me, that's y i remeber them). It sounds really simple when you see the word geometry and algebra, and you would probably think something along the lines of "oh that must be easy, i learned them when i was in middle school!" Well to be fair, you wouldnt be too far off, because the curriculum is built off of that. HOWEVER, the diffculty level of the question is incomparable. The questions were honestly so hard and my teacher often gets stuck on the question with us.

Our class size was really small, like single digit small, so it was really fun, but the diffculty and stress it couldve produced would be really hard to handle unless you love math, which i do.

The course might not be given because not enough people take it. I was fortunated enough to live in a fairly competitive school district, so at least some people sogned up.

Yeah I took a look at the syllabus provided by ib and it looked like that.
I do remember one of my math teachers saying math hl was for people who want to do math everyday and i would have been fine with it
As far as class size went I know that at least 4 of my class including myself signed up but the school refused as usual
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More curious on how you found thos dead thread...

Honestly cant remember tbh
I just remember finding it
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The hardest math that I did were some applications of calculus and fourier transformations. I especially hated the fourier stuff.
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Highest level I took was Multi-variable Calculus.
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Linear Algebra. Or Numerical Analysis.

I don't know how it's like at other parts of the world, but linear algebra (maybe just my uni) is split up in three levels- the cutesy one that only involves matrices, the second one which is a weed out class and involves proofs, and the third one which is a pain in the ass and involves so much proofs by induction and contradiction. Hate that stuff man.

And numerical analysis is numerical analysis. R99 gg m8

Being a math major is seriously something...
 
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I think Differential Equations and Linear Algebra were the last designated math classes I had to take.
 
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