It's 2 a.m. and you are stuck. You have forgotten how to "complete the square", which you need to complete a calculus question or an algebra question or a statistics question or ... Your text gives lots of examples but none of them review the completing the square technique.
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The Mathematics Survival Kit contains 140 topics just like that. Using high school course outlines, standard first year university calculus and algebra curricula, and my thirty years of teaching experience, I prepared a list of topics, from early high school to university, that plague students. Like completing the square. Like factoring cubics. Like those annoying log properties. Like ...
Jack Weiner has been teaching mathematics for over 30 years, including 5 years at Parkside High School in Dundas, Ontario. He is the recipient of both the University of Guelph Professorial Teaching Award and the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Teaching Award. He has been short listed for selection as a national 3M Teaching Fellow and cited as a ‘Popular Professor’ in Maclean’s annual Canada wide University survey eight years out of nine!
Gord Clement is a University of Guelph graduate and holds a BSc and MSc (mathematics). Gord subsequently attended Teachers' College at Trent U and is currently employed at John F. Ross high school in Guelph.