Today, nearly two years later,
To the extent that things will work out as foreseen—they haven't always in the past, the number of standalone bundles ought to reach four in a not too distant future:
- By the end of Spring 2008, I hope to finish a standalone package for a PRECALCULUS I course, Reasonable Algebraic Functions (RAF). This is a redesign and a 3-hour reduction of the first part of Lagrange Differential Calculus, that is an investigation of algebraic functions via local polynomial approximations, without the study of "derivatives" per se but with qualitative discussions of slope and concavity for each type of algebraic functions via localization. Essential global graphs are then discussed as the simplest global graph that incorporates the results of the local investigations.
- By the end of Fall 2008, I hope to finish a standalone package for an ARITHMETIC course, Reasonable Decimal Arithmetic (RDA). This will consist of Part I of RBA together with a discussion of the decimal numbers in the context of the metric system but with only the strict minimum on fractions which we need only consider as specifying a division.