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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