Date: 11/16/98 at 01:21:54 From: Carol M. Rogers Subject: Tutorial material/books/help I'm an accounting/business major at Fresno State University, Fresno, CA. We are starting the trig section of our math course. I really don't do well at all with regard to the "abstract" concept of math. It's generally very frustrating for me and difficult to comprehend most of the concepts. I was wondering if you could possibly suggest a book I could buy as a tutorial or maybe something I can order or download on the Internet that will help me. We've gone through Algebra I and II and Geometry. I would appreciate any suggestions that you may have. Thanks! Carol M. Rogers
Date: 11/16/98 at 19:25:57 From: Doctor Roya Subject: Re: Tutorial material/books/help Hi Carol, Thank you for submitting your question to us. Here are some suggestions of software/books/sites that might help you learn more about trigonometry/pre-calculus concepts: 1. S.O.S. Mathematics - Trigonometry Learning units presented in worksheet format review the most important results, techniques and formulas in college and pre-college trigonometry. http://www.math.utep.edu/sosmath/trig/trig.html 2. Tutornet - Live Interactive Tutoring An interactive web site featuring teacher-moderated chat rooms to help students with tough homework problems in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. Tutorials are scheduled in the afternoon hours when students can access the site from school settings or their homes, and in early evening hours, with hours tailored to the local time of the students. As students log on, they select the subject area that they want help with and are then placed in the classroom with the fewest number of students at the time, greeted by a "Netucator," and invited to type or write their question. Tutornet.com allows students to print or save their work for later reference. Subscription payments of $59.99/month for unlimited access are made on-line using a secure credit card link. http://www.tutornet.com/ 3. Math Planet A site for high school students featuring algebra, geometry, and geometry concepts glossaries; crash courses on basic Algebra and Geometry; an advanced course on Algebra and Trigonometry; a customizable lesson plan based on individual level http://library.advanced.org/16284/index_s.htm 4. A short course in trigonometry An introduction and a guide to trigonometry, with hints and answers to exercises, and Java applets as illustrations, for which you'll need a Java-enabled browser (Netscape 2 or later). Contents include applications of trigonometry, angle measurement, chords, sines, cosines, tangents and slope, the trigonometry of right triangles, the trigonometric functions and their inverses, oblique triangles, and a summary of trigonometric identities. http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/java/trig/ 5. Pre-Calculus Software Forum collection of shareware and freeware for IBM and MAC http://mathforum.org/precalc/precalc.software.html In addition, you are always welcome to submit your specific questions to Ask Dr. Math. - Doctor Roya, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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