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Review for CALC

Review for Calc (MA126, MA125)

You’re signed-up for Calc 1 next block, but perhaps you’ve not taken math for a while. The selection of tutorials below highlights some key concepts or rules from algebra or pre-calc that you will need. Each tutorial features a few basic algebraic rules, worked-out sample problems, and practice problems with clickable solutions. Reviewing this material and doing some of these problems in advance will help you be ready for class on day 1.  

1. For Starters

Intermediate Algebra:

Tutorial 27:  The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping

Tutorial 29:  Factoring by Special Products

Tutorial 32:  Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

Tutorial 33:  Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

Tutorial 34:  Complex Fractions

 

College Algebra:

Tutorial 4:  Radicals

Tutorial 5:  Rational Exponents

Tutorial 7:  Factoring Polynomials

Tutorial 8:  Simplifying Rational Expressions

Tutorial 25:  Slope of a Line

Tutorial 26:  Equations of Lines

Tutorial 27:  Graphing Lines

Tutorial 30:  Introduction to Functions


2. More Practice: Graphs of Functions:

Tutorial 31:  Graphs of Functions, Part I                              

Tutorial 32:  Graphs of Functions, Part II                             

Piecewise defined functions

http://www.coolmath.com/precalculus-review-calculus-intro/precalculus-algebra/07-graphing-piecewise-defined-functions-03

http://patrickjmt.com/graphing-a-piece-wise-defined-function-another-example/

http://17calculus.com/precalculus/piecewise-functions/


3. Unit Circle, Sine, Cosine, Tangent

Sequence of 2 videos plus interactive to practice

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/unit-circle-trig-func/unit-circle-definition-of-trig-functions/v/unit-circle-definition-of-trig-functions-1

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/unit-circle-trig-func/unit-circle-definition-of-trig-functions/e/unit_circle

manipulative (pretty good)

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/trig-tour/latest/trig-tour_en.html


4. More Practice: Exponents and Logs:

Tutorial 42:   Exponential Functions

Tutorial 43:   Logarithmic Functions

Tutorial 44:   Logarithmic Properties

Tutorial 45:   Exponential Equations


5. Wanting More?

Try some other tutorials at:

http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/int_algebra/index.htm

http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/col_algebra/index.htm