Precalculus - Fall 2014

Fall 2014 (Sections 007 and 011)

Monday 18 August 2014 at 2:49 pm.

Pathways to Calculus: A Problem Solving Approach

M1730 students

Greetings all.  I look forward to meeting each of you during our first class session on Monday, August 25.  A few of you have contacted me wanting information about our course material, so I am providing you with some pertinent information:

Required Text: Carlson, M. Oehtman, M. & Moore, K. (2013) Precalculus Pathways to Calculus: A problem Solving Approach Student Workbook (4th edition)  ISBN: 978-0-9845795-5-6.  (Please, note that the associated textbook is available online only.) 
You must buy the workbook new so that it includes a valid online access code. You can also order the workbook at

FYI  To facilitate the learning process, you will be assigned small groups and will be expected to be an active participant in your group. In addition, you will engage in preliminary and explorative phases of our investigations each night to help organize your thoughts prior to class. There maybe be short videos to accompany these investigations, and you will be required to submit your tentative answers to these investigations by email before midnight.

I hope all goes smoothly as you prepare for the semester.  Please, check your campus e-mail regularly.  


Dr. Murdock