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    This is my second post to the forum. I would like to introduce myself as a youth in high school(11th grade), one very interesting in mathematics;also interesting in being a math major once i get to college. I was wondering if there are any math majors here who can offer advice relating to best coarse of action of recieved masters or phd. in math.


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    Welcome mate, think this should be in the Introduction forum, but i suppose it relates to maths so...


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    how come that people are blind all the time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelos
    how come that people are blind all the time?
    not blind as there is a question being asked.
    i myself am interested in the answer to this being in year 11 and doing two maths subjects myself.
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    step#1 finish high school
    step#2 get BA or BSc in maths
    step#3 get masters in maths
    step#4 get phd in maths

    Note it may be possible to skip step#3 depending on your strength and programs. I'm filled with useful advice today.

    Seriously, this is such an open question that you could spend days giving advice. Do you have any more specific questions?

    Alright, some potentially useful advice. Make sure your undergrad is an actual "honours" or "specialist" or equivalent math program. Names and titles will vary**, but many a "Math Major" program is largely devoid of any math that I'd call usefull for a grad program and is aimed at people who will one day teach high school (massive, gross generalization, but the bulk of math 'majors' at my undergrad school were working towards teaching high school and their courses reflected that). Whatever your program is called, it should head into 'serious' courses like Real/Complex analysis (a course title "complex variables" is a sure sign you're going the wrong way) quickly you'll hopefully be able to take a few grad courses in your final year.


    **this can't be stressed enough that the names will vary by location. The crux is you should be doing 'math' and not just 'regurgitating calculations'
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