The Complete Idiot's Guide to Precalculus

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Precalculus

Paperback Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback)

By (author) W. Michael Kelley

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  • Publisher: ALPHA BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 333 pages
  • Dimensions: 187mm x 231mm x 19mm | 513g
  • Publication date: 28 June 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis
  • ISBN 10: 1592573010
  • ISBN 13: 9781592573011
  • Sales rank: 218,497

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"Polynomials, functions, and trig, oh my!" From the author of two bestselling "Complete Idiot s Guides" comes a book aimed at high school and college students who need course help or a brush-up. It follows a standard precalculus curriculum, includes sample problems, and will help students make sense of their textbooks. Difficult topics, such as quadratic equations, logarithms, graphing trig functions, and matrix operations are presented with W. Michael Kelley s signature wit and wisdom. College enrollment is projected to increase 23% between 2000 and 2013 According to figures released by ACT Inc., nearly 75% of all college-bound students take precalculus or calculus in high school Author is an award-winning math teacher recognized for his ability to make intimidating math topics approachable for even the most terrified students

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W. Michael Kelley is an award-winning teacher and the author of "The Complete Idiot s Guide to Calculus" and "The Complete Idiot s Guide to Algebra." The Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics recognized him as an Outstanding High School Mathematics Teacher and his students have named him Most Popular Teacher for four years. After he took over the Advanced Placement Calculus program, enrollment increased by 350% and the number of students receiving college credit by passing the Calculus AP test increased by 1,200%.