Thanks for any replies!
Agreed, what Quark posted was more along the lines of College Algebra and earlier foundational classes. Very useful stuff to master. In my particular pre-calc class, being very comfortable with algebra is essential to success. What's amazing is that some people in my class don't even know how to deal with fractions...absolutely blows my mind that they made it so far. Thankfully it's only one or two students.Shouldn't be. If you don't know any of those topics Calculus could really hammer you.
Well that's why they're taught in precalc. At least that's what I learned in my precalc class-functions, logarithms, synthetic division, roots of functions. It's possible that a lot of it was review though, I don't know (I never took college algebra and didn't finish algebra 2).Shouldn't be. If you don't know any of those topics Calculus could really hammer you.