Calculus Preparation Resources

This page is a collection of resources curated for students who plan on enrolling in Calculus at San Francisco State University. The way the topics are organized is inspired by The Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP).

Calculus Resources by Topic

The resources are divided into eight major topics using MDTP: Linear, Expressions, Functions, Trigonometry, Polynomials, Rational Functions, Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions. Each topic has an associated “emphasis”, which ranks from one to five stars. The emphasis is generated after considering the data of the overall performance for students who have taken the diagnostic test during Spring of 2017 and the experience of the faculty. We encourage students to practice each section, while dedicating time using the emphasis denoted here and the results from your MDTP diagnostic test.

Topic Emphasis Resources
Linear ☆☆☆☆★
Expressions ☆★★★★
Functions ☆★★★★
Trigonometry ★★★★★
Polynomials ☆★★★★
Rational Functions ☆★★★★
Exponential & Logarithmic Functions ☆☆★★★

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WileyPLUS Calculus Resources Course Information

If you are a student who took Precalculus (Math 199) at SFSU, then you are eligible to sign up for a free course on WileyPLUS so that students may use the same interface for additional practice.

To register, go to the WileyPLUS website, and sign in with your existing ID, the same as the one used for precalculus (Math 199). You can use this information on this flyer to sign up for this course.

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Tutoring and Other Resources


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