# Thread: Calculus next semester

1. ## Calculus next semester

hello everyone, i will be taking calculus 1 next semester and was wondering if there is any suggestions that you guys could give me regarding practicing some algebra or trig..i am not very good with algebra and have struggled in precalculus the chapters that will be covered in calc 1 are as follows

Limits and Contuinity
Differentiation
Applications of Differentiations
Integration

i would like to know what to practice in terms of algebra and trig for example factoring or unit circle or something that would help me make calculus 1 easier i have about a month left for next semester so i would like to practice in the break..thanks for your responces

2. Originally Posted by akbar786
hello everyone, i will be taking calculus 1 next semester and was wondering if there is any suggestions that you guys could give me regarding practicing some algebra or trig..i am not very good with algebra and have struggled in precalculus the chapters that will be covered in calc 1 are as follows

Limits and Contuinity
Differentiation
Applications of Differentiations
Integration

i would like to know what to practice in terms of algebra and trig for example factoring or unit circle or something that would help me make calculus 1 easier i have about a month left for next semester so i would like to practice in the break..thanks for your responces

In general, have all your high school stuff well known and exercised. That'll make anything way easier.
In particular, take care of knowing well your basic algebra: fractions and operations between them, factoring, equations, etc., your basic trigonometry, your euclidean geometry (very important to properly follow what a formal proof is!), logarithms, powers and exponential functions, etc.

Tonio

3. thank you very much

4. I will be auditing calculus also
(I took the class about 15 years ago and got A's but much rust has formed since)

frankly, spending a lot of time on this forum, and posting when i get stuck has been the greatest source of help.

my take