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Alternative to Precalculus by Nils Ahbel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

I wrote, and make available for free, a full-year math course designed for students who completed, but struggled in Algebra II.  The course focuses on relevant content, so of course includes a fair amount of statistics.  You can access the course on the Deerfield Academy Canvas site at Deerfield Academy Alternative to Precalculus (Precal & Statistics) site.  I want to acknowledge Gloria Barrett who helped me edit the entire course in 2004 and again in 2006. In 2013 Lauren Nelson joined me as an author/editor, greatly helping to write and/or edit chapters 2, 4, and 8.

Example Homework Questions

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At Deerfield Acadmey the title for this course is FST, an abbreviation of the textbook Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry 2nd edition, University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, Scott Foresman Addison Wesley, © 1997, Senk, Viktora, Usiskin, Ahbel, et al, of which I am an author (see publications).  Except where noted, the content is my own, but the chapter headings, and some organization of sections within chapters, is modeled after the book. I am greatly indebted to Sharon Senk, Steven Viktora, and Zalman Usiskin for all they taught me about mathematics education and also to Gloria Barrett who helped me edit the entire course in 2004-2005 and for being my mentor.

The course is open content; please use any or all parts of the course.  It has been used by: Deerfield Academy (MA), St. Marks School (MA), The Burke Mountain Academy (VT), The Blake School (MN), Riverdale Country Day School (NY), the Cannon School (NC), Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (WA), Pentucket Regional High School (MA), Seven Hills (OH), Harpeth Hall (TN), City West Academy (MN), Charlotte Latin School (NC), Lawrenceville School (NJ), Bronxville High School (NY), Brooks School (MA), Webb School of Knoxville (TN), Middlesex School (MA), Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center (MI), Vermont Academy (VT), Governor’s Academy (MA), Kent Denver School (CO), Royal St. George’s College (Toronto), Porter-Gaud School (SC), and Kwethluk High School (AK).

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