Preparation for Calculus
Functions and How They Change
with Achieve for Precalculus
With a unique framework, innovative online resources in Achieve, and a fresh approach guided by students’ needs, Preparation for Calculus: Functions and How They Change equips students with the necessary skills and confidence to succeed in their current precalculus course and beyond as a calculus student.
Traditional approaches to precalculus can sometimes serve as an impediment, rather than a gateway, to understanding. Through the text’s informal, intuitive, and early introduction to rates of change and limits, students are offered a dynamic view of functions that tie together the oftentimes intimidating and seemingly varied topics in precalculus, while developing the skills they need to successfully springboard into calculus.
Preparation for Calculus pairs the authors’ focus on the development of crucial mathematical skills with Achieve, where our resources are designed to teach by correcting students’ misconceptions through targeted feedback, warnings, and detailed step-by-step solutions, helping students develop conceptual understanding and critical thinking in real-world contexts.Watch: What is Achieve?
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Our simple goal with this textbook is to make calculus accessible to every student who wishes to discover its beauty and power. Keys to successful preparation for calculus are the development of calculation skills and growth in mathematical sophistication. We present these as an integrated whole because neither alone is sufficient. Fostering success in mathematics remains our passion, and we hope you see this passion in every page of the textbook.”
– Bruce Crauder, Benny Evans, and Alan Noell
Oklahoma State University