Julie of KY Posted May 9, 2015 Share Posted May 9, 2015 For a student that has completed AoPS Intro to Algebra, what more do they need to cover before moving on to a standard precalc course? I've taken one student through the AoPS series. My next son is very good at math, but doesn't like the challenge of AoPS. I'm thinking about what he will need to fill in for Algebra 2 (after he finishes the AoPS Intro to Algebra book) before moving on. He's likely to go into a STEM career so he definitely needs a solid math background. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Mike in SA Posted May 9, 2015 Share Posted May 9, 2015 Most kids can go straight to pre-calculus (assuming you have already completed geometry). You might consider taking additional depth from a college algebra or trigonometry text, but AoPS intro is generally sufficient. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Arcadia Posted May 10, 2015 Share Posted May 10, 2015 Matrices and Trigonometry chapters from the AoPS PreCalculus text if you want to. Those topics are in Larson Algebra 2 text but should be covered again in a typical public school PreCalculus text.The Larson textbooks I have included probability & statistics for algebra 1 and algebra 2 but you can cover those using The Practice of Statistics. ETA: It is in Larson'sChapter 4 Matrices and Determinants Chapter 13 Trigonometric Ratios and FunctionsChapter 14 Trigonometric Graphs and Identities Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

MarkT Posted May 10, 2015 Share Posted May 10, 2015 Look into Foerster's Algebra and Trig text (Algebra 2 text) the problem sets are good for future Engineers. A little review wouldn't hurt from a different perspective. I would do at least a semester on with this book or another Algebra 2 text. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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