One of the problems I have encountered while teaching calculus is that many students do not have the mathematical skills which are essential for success. This is true even though the prerequisite courses (Honors Algebra II and Honors PreCalculus) have been passed.
To address this problem, the Mathematics Department at the University of Buffalo has created a webbased program that provides practice quizzes on topics which are the most important in Calculus I.
The whole purpose of the practice quizzes would be to hone the student's skills in those areas of algebra and trigonometry which are essential for success in calculus. The following areas are addressed in the quizzes: Greek Symbols, Elementary Trigonometry, Elementary Algebra, Factoring, Fractions, Exponents, Functions and Equations, Inequalities, Curves, Functions from Formulas, and Trigonometric Identities.
It is my hope that students will use this website during the summer, prior to when they start ACP/AP Calculus AB in the fall.
To address this problem, the Mathematics Department at the University of Buffalo has created a webbased program that provides practice quizzes on topics which are the most important in Calculus I.
The whole purpose of the practice quizzes would be to hone the student's skills in those areas of algebra and trigonometry which are essential for success in calculus. The following areas are addressed in the quizzes: Greek Symbols, Elementary Trigonometry, Elementary Algebra, Factoring, Fractions, Exponents, Functions and Equations, Inequalities, Curves, Functions from Formulas, and Trigonometric Identities.
It is my hope that students will use this website during the summer, prior to when they start ACP/AP Calculus AB in the fall.

