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What’s up with pre-calculus?

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: May 2, 2012

  Pre-calculus is an odd mongrel of a course. It’s name suggests it’s preparation for calculus. The course content, commonly involving polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry and circular functions, suggests the intent of pre-calculus is indeed preparation for calculus. But there’s something rotten in the state of pre-calculus. Several people responded recently to a […]