Mr. Z.'s Precalculus Class
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Notes and Supplemental Info
Grading Policy (pdf)
Welcome to Mr. Z.'s Precalc Wiki! On this web site, you can find class notes, homework assignments, and links to interesting math resources on the web. You can also use this web site to leave messages for Mr. Z. and your fellow precalc students, or to write your own notes and study materials that your classmates can then benefit from.
To get started, you may want to look at the Syllabus (pdf), which gives an overview of what we will study this year. Or, if you're setting up a username on the site for yourself (you only need this if you're in one of my classes), you can go to Getting Started.
If you're a teacher who is interested in using the material on this page, you could start by reading Note to Teachers. Unless otherwise noted, everything on this page is my original work. You're welcome to use, modify, and redistribute anything on this page in any way that you wish, provided that you don't try to charge money for it or include it in a curriculum package for sale. Information wants to be free!
Google (did you know that Google has a very featureful calculator feature, and that it also does unit conversions?)
mathworld.wolfram.com (a fairly complete encyclopedia of mathematical concepts, with lots of interesting math trivia)
Mandelbrot set explorer
Fractal Extreme (Windows fractal explorer you might like to check out; this is a gallery of images made with it)
Other Mr. Z. pages
The image at the top of this page is taken from:
Eric W. Weisstein. "Right Triangle." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RightTriangle.html