# Math Support for Calculus

## Contents

### Description of Modules

These modules are intended to provide just-in-time instruction to students currently enrolled in a first year calculus course who need a refresher or remedial instruction in one or all of the following topics:

- Algebraic Operations
- Factorization
- Polynomials and Rational Expressions
- Radical Expressions
- Linear and Quadratic Equations

Students can work through the modules in a sequential fashion or they can focus on those learning activities or topics with which they have the most difficulty.

### Contents of a Learning Activity

Each of the modules contains at least two learning activities. A learning activity has seven basic components

- Instructions
- Introduction
- Pre-test
- Topics
- Concepts
- Examples
- Tutorials
- Exercises

- Review
- Assessment
- Multiple Choice
- Work Out and Check

- Glossary

Learning activities are designed to: provide instruction on a topic, demonstrate concepts using mathematical notation and detailed explanation, and provide opportunities for practice and assessment.

### Instructor/Developer Resources

All of the files that an instructor would need to create their own content are provided. Instructions on how to create content are also included.

### Link to Modules

The *Math Support for Calculus* Modules are located on the
Athabasca University Open Courseware site at
http://ocw.athabascau.ca/course/view.php?id=5. You will need to login as a guest to view the modules.