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Teaching Textbooks Inc Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus Kit

With trademark Teaching Textbook features that homeschoolers have come to love, Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus features a simple, detailed way for independent learners to tackle pre-calculus...and discover that it's not that hard after all! Highlighted text tells students where to focus their attention, clear examples move step-by-step through complicated topics, and bold illustrations evoke a hand-drawn feel.

Each chapter features a conversational lesson and features multiple illustrations before moving on to practice exercises and a problem set-both of which include questions based on problems found in the CLEP and SAT II math tests. Function basics are covered before moving on to polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic, radical, power and trigonometric functions; vectors, polar coordinates, systems, matrices, determinants, analytic geometry, sequences, probability, statistics and calculus.

This Kit Contains:

  • Student Text, 906 pages (95 lessons), softcover, spiral-bound.
  • Student Answer Key & Test Bank that includes problem set answers, 14 chapter tests and chapter test answers. 106 pages, softcover.
  • Solution CDs with step-by-step answers to all problems (though not automated grading).
  • Lecture & Practice CDs

    System Requirements:

    For Windows:

  • A CPU of 133 MHz or faster
  • A Windows 98 or later operating system (Vista-compatible)
  • A 4x CD-ROM drive
  • Speakers

    For Mac

  • A CPU of 211 MHz or faster
  • A MAC OS 9.0 or later
  • A 4x CD-ROM drive
  • Speakers
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    3 out of 560%customers would recommend this product to a friend.
    Customer Reviews for Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus Kit
    Review 1 for Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus Kit
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    We liked this curriculum very much.

    Date:August 14, 2012
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    Gunsmoke3
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    If you are finished with Algebra and Geometry this is the next step. The instructors work out every problem on the CD videos which is a great help.
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    Review 2 for Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus Kit
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    Highly recommended!

    Date:May 1, 2012
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    RebeccaB
    Location:Southern IL
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    Our family has used Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus for our college-bound children. We felt this curriculum thoroughly prepared them for college entrance exams. We have used other curricula and have found that for our home school, Teaching Textbooks was the best. We have confidently recommended this to many friends.
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    Review 3 for Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus Kit
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    Not recommended

    Date:March 8, 2011
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    Lynda
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    My son is strong in math, but unfortunately, math isn't my strongest subject to teach. I needed something he could use independently, and as Teaching Textbooks claims to be that, we gave it a try. I purchased Algebra 2, and that worked well enough, so we followed it up with Pre-Calculus. This product didn't work for us at all. My son made it about a third of the way through, then gave up in frustration. The problem is that it tries to cover too much and doesn't adequately explain anything. So many times he came to me with, "I'm really not sure what they want me to do here." I looked into possibly getting ancillary books to help him along, and discovered there's an awful lot to pre-calc. It's possible the author is simply trying to cover too much ground here and isn't focused enough. Whatever, it was pretty much a waste of money for us.
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    Review 4 for Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus Kit
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    well laid out

    Date:January 27, 2011
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    home school mom
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    methodical with great explanations. Arrived promptly. met my expectations exactly.
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    Review 5 for Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus Kit
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    Sadly, Not Doable

    Date:November 29, 2010
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    Homeschool Mom of 5
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    Our family switched to Teaching Textbooks in the 5th- Algebra II grades, and are super satisfied with those curriculums. The teaching discs are wonderful, and we love that every question has an explanation. But the Pre-Calculus was a disaster for us. We could not figure out how to use the $, mega-button calculator required for the course that came with its own 100 pg. manual. I had hoped Teaching Textbooks would publish a Trigonometry curriculum, as that is what is on the college placement exams, but this was all that was offered. We ended up dropping it all together. What a disappointment! Hopefully, they will develop a curriculum for Trigonometry next! We will buy it! Sadly, this one is not doable. But don't be afraid to buy the other courses before this one! They are great.
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    Review 6 for Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus Kit
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    Date:April 17, 2009
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    Sally Williams
    I am using this textbook with my daughter who is a junior this year, and I HATE it. We had used primarily Saxon prior to this and had done Saxon Algebra 2 her sophomore year. I like Saxon because it is very thorough but she was getting a little burned out on it. This book gives the student only a superficial understanding of the subject matter. Additionally, it is replete with typographical errors. I also used the Teaching Textbooks Math 5 for my 4th grader this year, and while it did not contain the volume of errors present in the Pre-Calculus text, it was just as superficial in its approach to the subject matter. Neither is a good, solid text.
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