MATH 141 - PRECALCULUS

• WEB SITES, BOOKS, RESOURCES

(The instructor bears no responsibility for these sites, beyond Testing Strategies.)

Testing Strategies

• Test-taking Tips and Reducing Test Anxiety:

Tutoring Sites

Web Sites

• GRAPHING SOFTWARE

GeoGebra (2D and 3D graphing):

Desmos:

eMathHelp – Notes and Graphing, Derivative, and Integral Calculators:

Graphing Calculator: http://my.hrw.com/math06_07/nsmedia/tools/Graph_Calculator/graphCalc.html

• Graphing Calculator: http://www.rentcalculators.org/stheli.html (see the middle of the web page).

• Graphing Calculator: http://www.pacifict.com/

Do calculus, algebra, and graphing!

Graph functions - a ton of info!

• Free online book for Mesa/SDCCD students (“Precalculus Demystified”):

• Math videos:

• Algebra review:

• MathTV.com:

• PatrickJMT.com:

• Paul's Online Math Notes:

WolframAlpha (input f(x)) :

The pay “Pro” version allows you to try sample problems/exercises and see step-by-step solutions.

• Algebra/Trig/Precalculus review, Internet links, and Study skills tips!

http://www.purplemath.com (key site)

• Math videos:

Sample exams for algebra and trig (see Mesa – Math CHALLENGE Exams)

Interactive trig!

Trig review with Java applets to play with

Common Errors [and Problem Solving]:

http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~schectex/commerrs/ (by Eric Schechter)

• Math Errors and Notation Guide (by Sean Raleigh)

(for Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus)

Correction to p.18: x^3 / 14x should be rewritten x^3 / (14x).

• University of Akron tutorials (the baby of D.P. Story)

Trig: http://www.math.uakron.edu/~tprice/Trig (by Dr. Thomas E. Price, Jr.)

Textbooks

• Larson textbook. I used to use the Larson Precalculus text; it is very clear. The notes from Chapter 2 on basically follow Larson’s order of topics. Old editions are sold at very cheap prices on http://www.ebay.com and http://www.amazon.com.

Schaum’s Outline of Precalculus. These paperbacks are much cheaper than textbooks, and they have many worked-out problems. See: http://www.ebay.com and http://www.amazon.com.

CalculusBooks.html (Precalculus and Calculus Books)

General Math Web Sites

(MyWhyU):

• Paul's Online Math Notes

WolframAlpha (input f(x))

(A wonderful collection of games, puzzles, interesting math, and other neat stuff!)

(Interesting topics in a variety of mathematical fields!)

Common Errors [and Problem Solving]:

http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~schectex/commerrs/ (by Eric Schechter)

• Math errors and Notation guide (for Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus) on Sean Raleigh's Miramar website: http://faculty.sdmiramar.edu/sraleigh/resources.html

MIT Notes: http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html

Wikipedia: http://www.wikipedia.org (Online, user-driven encyclopedia; be careful when citing – accuracy is questionable!)

Math Encyclopedia: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/

Puzzles

• LIKE PUZZLES?

http://www.stat.sc.edu/~west/javahtml/LetsMakeaDeal.html (Check my Math 119 site!)