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Teach Pre-Calculus with Text Books

Updated on October 4, 2016

Teaching students pre-calculus can be quite challenging for parents or teachers. Tackling this challenge can be less time consuming and more organized by using a pre-calculus textbook. These specially designed textbooks give step-by-step instructions on how to tackle any pre-calculus equation as well as various examples. With a little planning, you can successfully teach anyone pre-calculus using a textbook.


  • Pre-Calculus textbook
  • Copy/Printing machine
  • Paper
  • Pencil

Create a lesson plan to teach an individual. Pre-calculus textbooks begin with basic equations and work up into more complex equations as you go into the book. Create an outline that begins with the first chapter and works towards the end.

Write your plan down on paper with a pencil. It is recommended to use a pencil in case you want to rewrite your work plan as you go.

Copy and print pages in each chapter that contain multiple problems. Textbooks spend the majority of pages explaining how to solve equations, which are generally followed by two to three pages of problems previously discussed.

Gather these prints from each chapter, collection as many pages that are provided in order to thoroughly cover every area of pre-calculus. Label each page with the chapter and section so you can distribute the work in order.

Work through each problem with the individual you are teaching in order to allow the person to comprehend the material. Work from page one, and write down each step as you go.

Complete sample equations as a team. By working out the problems together, you are able to spot and correct errors before the equation becomes too confusion. A lot of pre-calculus equations go wrong based on simple mathematical equation errors.

Distribute the copied and printed pages for the section you are covering. Allow the student to reference the book at any time necessary until they can complete the equations without it.

Check answers in the back of the textbook. Address any problem areas before continuing to the next section.


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