MATH 141 - PRECALCULUS

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• WEB SITES, BOOKS, RESOURCES

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

Testing Strategies

• Test-taking Tips and Reducing Test Anxiety:

Test.html … Test.pdf (pdf file) … Study Snacks: http://www.realage.com/kids-health/8-study-snacks-that-make-kids-smarter

Tutoring Sites … Click here

Web Sites

• Precalculus (key site): http://www.purplemath.com (More links at the bottom of this page)

• Algebra review: http://mathisfun.com/

• MathTV.com: http://www.mathtv.com

• YouTube Videos (Khan Academy): http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy?blend=1 … also, http://www.khanacademy.org/

• PatrickJMT.com: http://patrickjmt.com/

• Paul's Online Math Notes: http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/

• WolframAlpha (input f(x)) : http://www.wolframalpha.com

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

• GRAPHING SOFTWARE

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

http://www.emathhelp.net …  http://www.emathhelp.net/calculators/calculus-1/online-graphing-calculator/ … http://www.emathhelp.net/calculators/calculus-1/derivative-calculator/ …  http://www.emathhelp.net/calculators/calculus-2/integral-calculator/

• 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/ …

WinPlot: http://www.austincc.edu/lrosen/TechTutor/winplot/basics/winplotbasics.htm

Do calculus, algebra, and graphing!

http://www.calc101.com/

http://www.quickmath.com/

Graph functions - a ton of info!

http://www.calc101.com/webMathematica/sketch.jsp

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

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

http://mathisfun.com/

http://welcome.to/larryfoster

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

http://www.touchtrigonometry.org/

                        Interactive trig!

http://www.catcode.com/trig

Trig review with Java applets to play with

Look under "Trigonometry": http://oakroadsystems.com/math/

• Common Errors [and Problem Solving]:

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

• Math Errors and Notation Guide (by Sean Raleigh)

http://www.miramar.sdccd.cc.ca.us/faculty/sraleigh/resources.html

(for Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus)

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

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

http://www.emathhelp.net …  http://www.emathhelp.net/calculators/calculus-1/online-graphing-calculator/ … http://www.emathhelp.net/calculators/calculus-1/derivative-calculator/ …  http://www.emathhelp.net/calculators/calculus-2/integral-calculator/

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

Algebra: http://www.math.uakron.edu/~dpstory/mpt_home.html

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

Calculus: http://www.math.uakron.edu/~dpstory/e-calculus.html

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

• Math Videos on YouTube (Khan Academy): http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy?blend=1 … also, http://www.khanacademy.org/

• Paul's Online Math Notes: http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/

• WolframAlpha (input f(x)) http://www.wolframalpha.com

• http://www.drmath.com/dr.math

(Frequently asked questions and extensions…)

• http://www.cut-the-knot.com

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

• http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts

(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

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