This is the time you need to learn calculus and algebra

If you wonder how much time will take you to learn calculus or algebra. In this post, we will respond to this question by explaining the time you need to learn each class of algebra and calculus.

 In other words, you would learn  how much is the time needed to learn:

  •  Calculus 1
  •  Calculus 2
  •  Calculus 3
  •  Algebra 1
  •  Algebra 2
  •  Algebra 3

 So keep reading if you want to discover the truth about how much time it takes, not the quick scheme and scammy methods of learning math quickly.

How much time do you need to learn calculus?

To be good in calculus generally, you need to spend more than 3 years studying calculus subjects from Calculus 1 to calculus 3, the final course you take in college.

 We will explain why you need to spend 3 years studying or absorbing all high school and college calculus classes. 

How much time do you need to learn calculus 1?

Calculus would be your first class in math after algebra. At the beginning of calculus classes, it will be taking some times To absorb. Normally in high school classes, especially the 12-grade class, students spend over 6 months absorbing the principal following calculus 1 subjects:

  1. Limits and continuity
  2. Derivatives
  3. Analyzing functions
  4. Integrals
  5. Differential equations

But if you decide to learn calculus on your own, things will be different. In other words, you can save some time, around 2 or 3 months. As a result, you can study all Calculus 1 classes for 4 months on your own.

But you have to be aware that you need to have a professor or a mentor who will guide you to learn in this short duration. Because calculus is not an easy subject, it requires hard work. 

That is to say, understanding lessons and applying or putting them in practice by solving many problems or exercises to digest the whole course subject. 

But you have to remember that 4 months results from studying 4 daily hours of calculus. It is not one hour or two hours a day. 

We will base this rule on responding to the following questions about how much time needs to take. 

So when you hear 4 or 3 months, you need to understand that you need to study every day for 4 hours.

How much time do you need to learn calculus 2?

In calculus 2 you won’t be spending a lot of time, such as in Calculus 1. 3 months is enough. This is normal because in calculus 2, most subjects you will study you’ve already taken in calculus 1.

The principal difference between calculus 2 and calculus 1 is you will going to study deeper and more complex Calculus 1 subjects you’ve taken and calculus 2. For instance, solving more complex Integral or derivatives. 

So, in general, calculus 2 is an advanced level of  Calculus 1 subjects. 

But you have to understand that if you don’t understand Calculus 1, you will surely suffer and spend a lot of time trying to understand calculus 2. 

So it wouldn’t be the 3 months that we mentioned above. It might take you to go back and restudy the Calculus 1 basics again so you can go back and continue studying calculus 2. 

How much time do you need to learn calculus 3?

Normally college students spend 2 years studying calculus 3 subjects and still not cover it all totally. But if you are good at math and have solid foundations, especially if you have a private mentor, you can learn it for just 1 year or less.

To be honest, calculus 3 comprise one of the hardest math subjects that include the new topics you haven’t studied in calculus 1  or even calculus 2 classes.

In general, the most famous calculus 3 classes that college students study are:

  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Lagrange
  • double and triple integrals
  • vectors fields
  • line integrals
  •  theorems of Green
  • curl and vector field
  • stoke’s theorem
  • divergence theorem
  • Ordinary differential equations
  •  Partial Differential equations
  • Tensor theorem
  • Real-analysis
  •  Complex analysis
  • Extreme Value Theory

If you don’t understand and or have solid foundations in calculus 2 or 1 you could spend your whole life trying to study calculus 3 without any results. So the more you are good at calculus 2 and Calculus 1 the more or fast you absorb these complex subjects. 

How much time do you need to learn algebra?

To learn the full Course of algebra, meaning from Algebra 1 course to algebra 3 courses, you will need to spend around 3 years of consistent work, As we will mention in detail in this paragraph.

 In other words, you will discover how much the time is needed to study for each of these algebra courses:

  • algebra 1
  • algebra 2
  • algebra 3

How much time do you need to learn algebra 1?

Algebra 1 is the whole basic math class, normally students spend 6 years from elementary school to the last year of Middle School. As a result, to finally carry this knowledge of Algebra 1 to be used in advanced math classes like linear algebra and calculus.

linear algebra is the basics of math. It begins with the elementary math classes like arithmetics, which are:

  • multiplications 
  • divisions
  • additions 
  • subtractions

6 years is a lot, but it is not easy to teach and make them absorb math basics when we talk about kids. 

But if you are an adult person, you can take this algebra 1 course and learn math from the ground for 2 or less, even 1 year, in the case of being a complete beginner(who knows nothing about math).

But you must hire a great teacher or someone to explain to absorb in this record time.

 How much time do you need to learn algebra 2?

Approximately 4 months to 6 months is what it takes you to learn or complete the Algebra 2 course. But it must include consistent hard work(at least 2 hours a day). Usually, Algebra 2 course is taught in high school and college, so it is not an easy subject to absorb fastly.

 in other words, you would discover a new math new subject like in the following list

In addition, to understand these courses fastly, you need to have solid Basics in Algebra 1 courses. That is to say, everything related to geometry and trigonometry. 

When we say study Algebra 2, in 4 months, we say that you use the best and the smarts methods to study like choosing the best courses and also the important thing is having a good Mentor to ask you a question when you are stuck in something. 

How much time do you need to learn algebra 3?

Algebra 3 is one of the hardest algebra courses after calculus. It has subjects that require a  the time to absorb. Normally as a student who has understood good the basics of algebra courses 1 and 2 you will need at least 4 to 5 months of continuing studies.

Algebra 3 is it is an advanced version algebra course of Algebra 2 subjects. In other words, in the algebra  3 course, you will study These principle following subjects:


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Yassin ajanif is a physics graduate and electromechanical engineer width more than 5 years in the field. My goal and my team are to share our experience to help you succeed in your career as a stem major. we talk about all tips, problems, and struggle STEM students face in their career and how to overcome them.