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**MaddSci3ntisT****Member**- Registered: 2022-02-11
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I noticed the index of grades 7-9 algebra lists the topics in alphabetical order. Learning in an ordered chronological format is my preferred way to learn, but how accurate to the source material is this? If learning math is structured in a way from the bottom up, are there going to be topics that I miss or am unfamiliar with knowing how to utilize? Hopefully this makes sense. I've included the page in question to my query here

https://www.mathsisfun.com/links/c-7to9-algebra.html

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**Jai Ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi MaddSci3ntisT,

The Topics are arranged Topic wise Alphabetical order. This is apt.

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**MaddSci3ntisT****Member**- Registered: 2022-02-11
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ganesh wrote:

Hi MaddSci3ntisT,

The Topics are arranged Topic wise Alphabetical order. This is apt.

Hey thanks for the reply. So does that mean that every new tid bit of information needed to learn the next topic will have been covered in a prior earlier topic? (Hopefully that makes sense)

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**Bob****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi,

That page does give the alphabetic order which is definitely not the ideal order for a student. You might find this page better:

https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/index.html

Personally I don't find learning maths is a linear process anyway.

See http://www.mathisfunforum.com/search.ph … =869400603

Most MIF pages have cross links to related topics. So, if you find something you need to learn first, use these to broaden your understanding.

If you were studying for a particular exam then the syllabus would help because it is usually written with a learning order in mind.

Bob

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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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