Calculus Preparation Resources
This page is a collection of resources curated for students who plan on enrolling in Calculus at San Francisco State University. The way the topics are organized is inspired by The Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP).
Calculus Resources by Topic
The resources are divided into eight major topics using MDTP: Linear, Expressions, Functions, Trigonometry, Polynomials, Rational Functions, Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions. Each topic has an associated “emphasis”, which ranks from one to five stars. The emphasis is generated after considering the data of the overall performance for students who have taken the diagnostic test during Spring of 2017 and the experience of the faculty. We encourage students to practice each section, while dedicating time using the emphasis denoted here and the results from your MDTP diagnostic test.
Topic  Emphasis  Resources 

Linear  ☆☆☆☆★ 

Expressions  ☆★★★★ 

Functions  ☆★★★★ 

Trigonometry  ★★★★★ 

Polynomials  ☆★★★★ 

Rational Functions  ☆★★★★ 

Exponential & Logarithmic Functions  ☆☆★★★ 

WileyPLUS Calculus Resources Course Information
If you are a student who took Precalculus (Math 199) at SFSU, then you are eligible to sign up for a free course on WileyPLUS so that students may use the same interface for additional practice.
To register, go to the WileyPLUS website, and sign in with your existing ID, the same as the one used for precalculus (Math 199). You can use this information on this flyer to sign up for this course.
Tutoring and Other Resources
Tutoring:
 Math Department: Thornton Hall 426 (Hours varies, schedule posted on door.)
 Learning Assistance Center: HSS 348 (Monday Thursday 9 AM4 PM  Friday 9 AM12 PM)
Campus Academic Resource Program: HSS 344 (MondayThursday between 10:00AM3:00PM.)
Other Resources:
 DESMOS – an online free graphing calculator, available for both Android and Apple devices. Great tool to have on your mobile device.
 GeoGebra – Math Calculators with Graphing, Geometry, 3D, Spreadsheet, CAS and more! There’s many tutorials that give visual understanding for trigonometry and function transformations on this site.
 Wolfram Alpha Pro & Mathematica – Wolfram Alpha Pro is a powerful online computational tool. Current SFSU students have access to the pro version. Follow the instructions here.
 Math with Timmy – The site contains many precalculus sample quizzes, along with a mirror of this page that’s also optimized for the mobile browsers. This page contains many additional resoucres for upper division mathematics courses.