We have said it before: Calculus is about functions. And the Field Guide to Functions is your guide to functions calculus is about! We cannot overemphasize that a thorough knowledge of the Field Guide functions will go a long way towards making this expedition a success, while struggling with basic properties of functions will be like starting out a climb with a sprained ankle and shoes that don't fit.
The Field Guide is a resource (linked from Resource page) which we can use throughout CalculusQuestTM. It also serves as the bulk of the Practice area for Stage 1. By pursuing the Field Guide we will not only get back into thinking about mathematics but will also have the opportunity to navigate pages and use pop-up windows. Moreover,
|THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO ASSESS YOUR OWN READINESS FOR CALCULUS.|
We naturally hope that all who start this journey will finish, but we also know that the mathematics you will learn in CalculusQuestTM forms the foundation of many future classes, if not professions, and it is very important that this foundation be built on solid ground.
|PLEASE DO NOT CHEAT YOURSELF BY CONTINUING WITH CalculusQuestTM IF YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE FIELD GUIDE INDICATES THAT YOU NEED TO SHORE UP YOUR BACKGROUND.|
With that out of the way, its time to return to the Stage 1 hub for a trip to the Practice Area, a look at the Upward and Onward area, or a look at some Lesson pages. Or maybe its time to take a break -- if it is, don't forget to go to the Logout Page!
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