“Math 55” has gained a reputation as the toughest undergraduate math class at Harvard—and by that assessment, maybe in the world. The course is one many students dread, while some sign up out of pure curiosity, to see what all the fuss is about.

## What is the hardest math class for math majors?

I would say **Advanced Calculus or more commonly known as Analysis (sometimes known as Introductory Analysis or Analysis I)** is the most difficult undergraduate math class. Most people consider this class the “rite of passage” for people who want to pursue graduate studies in mathematics.

## What is the most advanced math class in college?

The most advanced math course is generally considered to be **Triple Integrals**, only available at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study. A Fields medal is the usual prerequisite.

## Which college math class is easiest?

The easiest would be **Contemporary Mathematics**. This is usually a survey class taken by students not majoring in any science. The hardest is usually thought to be Calculus I.

## Who teaches Math 55 Harvard?

Historical instances of Math 55

Year | Instructor | Course materials |
---|---|---|

2015–2016 | Yum-Tong Siu | |

2016-2018 | Noam Elkies | 55a |

2018-2020 | Joe Harris | |

2020–2021 | Denis Auroux |
55a, 55b |

## What’s the hardest type of math?

**Calculus** is the hardest math subject that most people reach, or almost reach. Only a small percentage of students reach calculus in high school or anywhere else.

## What’s the highest level of math in college?

**What is the highest level of math in college?**

- Calculus.
- Statistical theories and methods.
- Analysis in math.
- Differential equations.
- Introductory and advanced algebra.
- Mathematical logic.
- Curvature in geometry.

## What is the most advanced type of math?

The most advanced math is **research level math**.

## What is the lowest math in college?

Short answer: **Algebra II**. Theses classes are the “lowest” math classes that you can receive credit for at most colleges, and these two classes are required for almost every major.

## What’s the easiest type of math?

**Algebra** is by far the easiest. For a start, this type of math is very useful for stuff like physic.

## Is statistics harder than algebra 2?

Originally Answered: Is statistics easier than college algebra? Algebra concepts are much easier to grasp, **Stats concepts are harder to grasp** but the work itself at an INTRO level stat class will be easier as most of it is just memorizing a bunch of formulas and plugging them in.

## Is Math 55 dangerous?

level. Yes, **Math 55** has a reputation for being tough and challenging, but by the time that you’ve completed a Ph. D. in **Math**, **Math 55** is going to be a distant memory, and they’re going to care more about your Ph.

## Why is algebra so hard?

Algebra is **thinking logically about numbers** rather than computing with numbers. … Paradoxically, or so it may seem, however, those better students may find it harder to learn algebra. Because to do algebra, for all but the most basic examples, you have to stop thinking arithmetically and learn to think algebraically.