The more advanced levels of mathematics are heavily dependent on algebra. The most noticeable change in this regard is in Year 12. At that level, even geometry is algebraic.

For this reason, if you want to do an achievement standards mathematics course after Year 11, you need to have a good grounding in algebra; otherwise you will have great difficulty coping.

If you are in Year 10 and you are struggling with algebra then you should obtain help to rectify the situation. Otherwise, you can expect your difficulties in that regard to become compounded. Some tuition, if necessary, at that stage can avoid the need for a far greater amount of tuition the following year.

If, after Year 10, you have not obtained a good grasp of the algebra topics you have been taught then catching up should be regarded as a matter of urgency. If you do not master Year 11 algebra before September of that year then your future options for studying mathematics will probably be severely limited.

For this reason, if you want to do an achievement standards mathematics course after Year 11, you need to have a good grounding in algebra; otherwise you will have great difficulty coping.

If you are in Year 10 and you are struggling with algebra then you should obtain help to rectify the situation. Otherwise, you can expect your difficulties in that regard to become compounded. Some tuition, if necessary, at that stage can avoid the need for a far greater amount of tuition the following year.

If, after Year 10, you have not obtained a good grasp of the algebra topics you have been taught then catching up should be regarded as a matter of urgency. If you do not master Year 11 algebra before September of that year then your future options for studying mathematics will probably be severely limited.