# Is algebra 2 and trigonometry the same?

## Is algebra 2 and trigonometry the same?

Although both Algebra II and Trigonometry involve solving mathematical problems, Algebra II focuses on solving equations and inequalities while Trigonometry is the study of triangles and how sides are connected to angles.

## Is Trig or algebra 2 harder?

Algebra 2/trig is a bit harder. But it is not that bad, as long as you keep up with your work DAILY. I found geometry easier than any of the other math courses in high school. Trig, not so much, and I struggled with calculus.

**Does algebra 2 teach trigonometry?**

Algebra II is frequently combined with trigonometry in the third year of high school math. It covers linear equations, functions, exponential and logarithmic expressions, and other things.

### Do you take algebra 2 before trigonometry?

You should already be familiar with algebra and geometry before learning trigonometry. From algebra, you should be comfortable with manipulating algebraic expressions and solving equations. From geometry, you should know about similar triangles, the Pythagorean theorem, and a few other things, but not a great deal.

### How long does it take to complete Foerster algebra and trigonometry?

After completing algebra 1 and geometry, this book is the next step before calculus. The presentation emphasizes the role of algebra and trigonometry as the foundation for calculus and should take a student 1 ½ to 2 years for completion. The text is divided into 15 chapters, beginning with a brief review.

**When did Paul Foerster start teaching advanced algebra?**

Paul Foerster taught math beginning in 1961 and puts his teaching expertise to work in this text which is designed as a course in intermediate and advanced algebra and trigonometry. After completing algebra 1 and geometry, this book is the next step before calculus.

## Where is the answer key in Foerster Algebra 2?

An answer key is found at the back of the book for odd-numbered problems in exercises and cumulative reviews, all problems in the chapter reviews, and select problems for appendices exercises, but not for chapter tests or the final exam. Each chapter begins with a statement of the chapter’s content and is broken into lessons.