This year I will be teaching precalculus via correspondence to two homeschool students. Don’t ask how this happened, it’s a long story, but I’m excited! It will be fun for me to gain more experience teaching and writing, and to experiment a bit with the curriculum in ways that I think will make it more current. I’ve taught precalculus once before, at a public high school in Washington, DC, and ever since that experience I’ve had some strong opinions about ways that the curriculum should be different. Perhaps I’ll write more on that rant later.
At any rate, the point is that I’ll be making a number of my materials available online under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license (the same license that applies to all the content on this blog). There are already a couple assignments posted, along with a basic LaTeX tutorial and a syllabus. Feel free to use it for learning, teaching, or whatever. I imagine that the weekly assignments could be profitably used for enrichment, extra credit, or even straight-up assignments as part of other classes at various levels. I’m also making the LaTeX source available so you can even make your own modifications, or just use individual exercises, paragraphs, or whatever, as long as you cite me as the source. I won’t be making solutions available, for hopefully obvious reasons, but if there is enough demand and I have time I might be able to write up some solutions and have them available for distribution to teachers by request, so let me know if you’d be interested.
I’ll probably occasionally write something here when I’ve posted some new materials, but if you’re particularly interested to know each time I’ve posted something new, let me know and I could perhaps set up some sort of automated notification system.