Maus 1,595 Report post Posted August 20 Okay, Mathy people! I'm trying to make a list of the Math classes available on Great Courses Plus that lists the classes in a logical order of progression. I never took Geometry, or Statistics, or Probability, so I'm not sure the usual order they recommend. Straighten me out here! Maybe Geometry usually goes between Algebra I and Algebra II? I don't even know what Differential Equations are, so I have no idea where they go. What else? Math Classes on Great Courses Plus Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics Joy of Mathematics Math and Magic The Secrets of Mental Math Prove It: The Art of Mathematical Argument Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving The Power of Mathematical Visualization How Music and Mathematics Relate Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery Mind-Bending Math: Riddles and Paradoxes Algebra I Algebra II Mastering Linear Algebra Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method Mathematics Describing the Real World: Precalculus and Trigonometry What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: from Cards to Soduku Statistics Made Clear Big Data: How Data Analytics is Transforming the World Mathematical Decision Making: Predictive Models and Optimization Calculus Made Clear Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear Understanding Calculus Understanding Calculus II: Problems, Solutions, and Tips Understanding Multivariable Calculus Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

zarabellesmom 983 Report post Posted August 20 I can't offer any input, buy I'm impressed with what you have so far and can't wait to hear what others say. I've got a subscription to Great Courses Plus and so far we are only using it for one course, so I'd really like to utilize it more. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Jackie 2,999 Report post Posted August 21 We’ve only done a few of these, but I’ll help with those. Secrets of Mental Math: can be done as soon as kids have a grasp on arithmetic with the four basic operations, or any time after that to strengthen math skills Math and Magic: more magic than math, but fun. Can be done any time after a person has learned arithmetic, though exposure to modular arithmetic (usually covered in a Number Theory class) would make the math come easier. Mind-Bending Math: Riddles and Paradoxes: the first several lessons were accessible to a kid with good problem solving skills at an elementary/middle grades level, but many of the later lectures assume familiarity with higher math, including at least calculus Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Maus 1,595 Report post Posted August 23 So, accounting for Jackie's suggestions, and a few from DH, who told me that if they provide the formulas, you can take Statistics before Calculus, but if they make you derive them, you need to take it after.... I'm changing the order a little. Any other suggestions? Math Classes on Great Courses Plus Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics Joy of Mathematics The Secrets of Mental Math Math and Magic Prove It: The Art of Mathematical Argument Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving The Power of Mathematical Visualization How Music and Mathematics Relate Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery Algebra I Algebra II Mathematics Describing the Real World: Precalculus and Trigonometry What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: from Cards to Soduku Mastering Linear Algebra Mind-Bending Math: Riddles and Paradoxes Calculus Made Clear Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear Understanding Calculus Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method Understanding Calculus II: Problems, Solutions, and Tips Understanding Multivariable Calculus Statistics Made Clear Big Data: How Data Analytics is Transforming the World Mathematical Decision Making: Predictive Models and Optimization Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Frances 10,302 Report post Posted August 23 The foundational math classes usually occur in the following order: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trig and Precalc, Calc 1, Calc 2, Linear Algebra, Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations Statistics and Probability can be done anytime after Algebra is mastered, unless it is Calculus based Statistics, which I doubt. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Maus 1,595 Report post Posted August 26 So, probably this order. Some of the classes overlap in content, it looks like, and some of the "fun" classes are more flexible. (I went in and read the description of each lecture for the Statistics classes. Two of the Statistics classes looked basic, so I moved them, and two were unclear, so they are still at the end with a little space.) Math Classes on Great Courses Plus Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics Joy of Mathematics The Secrets of Mental Math Math and Magic Prove It: The Art of Mathematical Argument Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving The Power of Mathematical Visualization How Music and Mathematics Relate Algebra I Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery Algebra II Mathematics Describing the Real World: Precalculus and Trigonometry What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: from Cards to Soduku Mind-Bending Math: Riddles and Paradoxes Big Data: How Data Analytics is Transforming the World Meaning From Data: Statistics Made Clear Calculus Made Clear Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear Understanding Calculus Understanding Calculus II: Problems, Solutions, and Tips Mastering Linear Algebra Understanding Multivariable Calculus Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method Learning Statistics: Concepts and Applications in R Mathematical Decision Making: Predictive Models and Optimization Share this post Link to post Share on other sites