(updated Nov. 13, Dec. 29 to add Calculus Drill Resources)
Many students have questions about their preparation when entering a math and science heavy program. We’ve set a precalculus prerequisite for M&M so if you have any significant trouble with problems in algebra, geometry, or trigonometry, you will need to find time and resources to fill in this background. In our experience, students who can take advantage of the Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QuaSR) center (our math and science tutoring center) can make up for quite a bit of math gaps, so consider how you might adjust your schedule to utilize the QuaSR. Also, Krishna will have lots of available time during lunch and other breaks, is eager to support you in reviewing, and happy to provide supplemental lessons on precalculus topics as needed.
You can download some sections of our calculus textbook below. The Preview of Calculus whets your appetite for what is to come (spoiler alert! Calculus is awesome! and useful!). Chapter 1 reviews much of the material from precalculus (with the notable absence of right triangle trigonometry). If the material from Chapter 1 (perhaps not necessarily the material from section 1.7) is familiar to you, then you’re in good shape and should just work some problems from the Review at the end of the chapter to get yourself warmed up. If you find the material from Chapter 1 unfamiliar, please don’t panic! See below for many other resources.
 Stewart, A Preview of Calculus
 Stewart, Chapter 1: Functions and Models
Some algebra review materials (there are many other good sources available):
 Algebra Review, available at http://stewartcalculus.com/media/9_home.php
 Understanding Algebra http://www.jamesbrennan.org/algebra/
Precalculus review materials (including algebra, functions, and trigonometry):
 Precalulus: An Investigation of Functions is a freely available book http://www.opentextbookstore.com/precalc/
 I have modified a selfstudy course that include freely available opensource textbooks, interactive exercises, and targeted video lectures and examples. It is available at wamap.org; to access, Register as a new student (or Login if you already have a wamap account) and use the Course ID: 14851 and the Enrollment key: mnm1718. This is a very rich resource, and you can use it to do targeted review at any point you like over the year.
 UC Irvine OpenCourseWare PreCalculus video lectures http://ocw.uci.edu/courses/math_1a1b_precalculus.html. The video lectures here are of a different quality than the ones available through the wamap course above.
 Chapter 1 of the freely available Calculus book by Strang introduces the main ideas of calculus but also reviews the idea of a function and reviews trigonometry http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res18001calculusonlinetextbookspring2005/textbook/
 If you’d like a preview that includes Highlights of Calculus, Professor Strang has created a video series of that name http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res18005highlightsofcalculusspring2010/
 Advice on how to learn, with particular relevance to learning math and science, based on uptodate research in cognitive science and learning theory; free online course started on August 21 and you can just view lectures on your own by enrolling https://www.coursera.org/course/learning
Calculus Drill Resources

 At WebAssign, you should be able to find Derivative Drills Practice, AntiDerivative Drills Practice, Integration using Substitution Drills Practice, and Integration by Parts Drills Practice.
 The due date for these is set far past the final day of the program, so you should be able to access them for a long time.
 No points are assigned to these exercises, so they won’t confuse your other scores.
 I’ve turned on answers, solutions, and Practice Another Version right away.
 There are a ridiculous number of attempts available (not sure if that is a good idea or a bad idea, we’ll see).
 There are tons of similar drill exercises available in many other places, just seek using your favorite search engine and you will find.
 Some derivative and antiderivative calculators that your classmates have suggested are below. These allow you to enter in any function you want, and also shows stepbystep how to find the derivative or antiderivative.
 Symbolab has a Calculus Calculator that shows stepbystep Derivatives and AntiDerivatives.
 Integral Calculator shows stepbystep how to find AntiDerivatives (Indefinite Integrals) and also Definite Integrals.
 At WebAssign, you should be able to find Derivative Drills Practice, AntiDerivative Drills Practice, Integration using Substitution Drills Practice, and Integration by Parts Drills Practice.