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May 2002

Practice site for calculus students.
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12, Advanced


Calculus-Help.com was developed by a calculus instructor to provide additional help for his high school students. Since its development, it has expanded to provide practice and help for college students in addition to advanced high school math students. The site offers two weekly problems -- one considered to be at a College Calculus 2 level and the other a slightly lower level problem. The following week, the solutions to the problems are shown -- complete, detailed, easy-to-understand, plain English answers, according to the site. There are also some tutorial modules being developed to walk students through the subjects like a personal tutor.
The colored backgrounds make this site a little difficult to read.
The site is easy to navigate. The link to the Problem of the Week is easily found on the home page. There is also a search feature for the problem archive.
Calculus-Help.com offers advanced math students a place to practice. By searching for the type of problem they need help with, students can see a detailed solution. At the present, there is a section on the site related to the Superbowl of High School Calculus, an online competition between teams of high school calculus students. In the Calculus Fun Stuff section, there are several tutorials being developed using Flash animation. These loaded very slowly on a slow modem connection. This section also offers the Calculus-Help.com's Interactive Cheat Sheet, which contains all the formulas students need to memorize for Calculus I and II.

Reviewed by Hazel Jobe
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