MATH 1300 Precalculus
Contact Information and Resources for Instructors
- Contact the coordinator: Erik Boczko
Outcomes, GNU Public License Textbooks and other Written Resources
- A copy of the expected course outcomes: CUPM Curriculum Guide [PDF]
- A copy of the textbook by Stitz and Zeager can be found here: Precalculus 3rd Corrected Edition [PDF]
- Another excellent precalculus textbook by Collingwood, Prince and Conroy: Precalculus [PDF]
- A highly detailed and hyperlinked textbook from OpenStax: Precalculus [PDF]
- The Wiki Math Page: Wikipedia
- An Excellent Wiki-Like Math Resource: The Math Page
- If you need a short refresher on arithmetic, algebra and working with fractions please see: Notes on Algebra and Fractions [PDF]
Tutoring and Peer Learning Resources at OHIO
- If you need math help and tutoring: Morton Math Tutoring Lab
- Additional tutoring services: Chegg tutoring services
- Supplemental Instruction: SI at Ohio University
Free Apps and Programs to Help you Practice Math Skills
Video Tutorials Online
- An excellent resource for video tutorials: College Algebra Video Series
- Another resource for video tutorials: Patrick Just the Math
- Yet another resource for video tutorials: Khan Academy
Video Tutorials Customized for Math1300 FAQS
- Tutorial on Fractions: Godzilla ate my Integers and spit out a fraction.
- Tutorial covering Interval Notation: What's with all the bracket?
- Tutorial covering Coordinates and the Distance Formula: There is nothing funny about coordinates.
- Tutorial on the Absolute Value function: It's what happens when a line goes two pieces.
- Tutorial on how to Add or Combine Absolute Value functions: Double your fun!
- Tutorial on how to Complete the Square: If Jerry McGuire can do it, so can you.
- Tutorial for Synthetic Division: It's legal in most states.
- Tutorial on the Rational Roots Theorem for Factoring Polynomials with Integer or Rational Coefficients
- How to Calculate the Cauchy Bound on the Roots of a Polynomial
- Tutorial on Graphing the Composition of two Functions: Composition is the Turducken of functions.
- Tutorial on How to use the Intermediate Value Theorem
- Tutorial on how to Solve Inequalities: Hire a Lawyer.
Previous Year's Precalculus Final Exams Available for Practice
- Fall 2014 Final [PDF]
- Spring 2015 Final [PDF]
- Summer 2015 Final [PDF]
- Fall 2015 Final [PDF]
- Spring 2016 Final [PDF]
- Fall 2016 Final [PDF]
Interactive Figures Arranged by Chapter
Interactive Figures to Help you Explore Precalculus Concepts, Organized by Chapter in Stitz and Zeager
- Interval Notation
- The Distance Formula
- Cartesian Coordinates
- Standard Form of a Circle
- Examples of Functions and Graphing
- Horizontal and Vertical Line Tests
- Identification of Functions and their Transformations Graphically
- Explloring Transformation of Functions
- Composition of Functions
- Lines function Quiz
- Lines and Slope
- Points, Lines and Slope
- Lines, Slope and Fractions
- Linear Inequalities
- Equations with Absolute Value
- Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
- Completeting the Square
- Transformations of a Quadratic Polynomial
- How the Coefficients of a Quadratic are Related to its Graph
- Polynomial Shape and Coefficients
- Zero's (Roots) of Polynomials
- End Behavior of Polynomials
- Polynomial Long Division
- Synthetic Division
- Trigonometry of the Unit Circle
- The Graphs of the Basic six Trigonometric Functions
- Transformations of Sine and Cosine
- Cofunction Identities
- Visualizing The Angle Addition Formula's
- Angle Addition Formula for Sin(x+y)
- Angle difference Formula for Cos(x-y)
- Double Angle Formula's