Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds If we are going to do this precalculus course, it’s going to be really a lot of work. True, but imagine how much we’re going to learn in doing this! And I guess those who take the course will learn something too. Who will be taking the course, do you think? Oh, there are lots of people who need such a course, for example those who want to prepare a college course, calculus, say, or statistics, or if you are taking an admission test, to get into business school. And people of good taste who simply want to be better informed about mathematics. And besides, mathematics is good for the brain, and keeps you young also. Oh definitely, look at us!

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds True, and lots of people need to brush up on their mathematics. As long as they have some high school maths, they should be able to follow the course. What material would we put into the course, do you think? Well, I suppose we’ll put in the basic stuff that people usually know, you know, at the end of high school or beginning university. Things like numbers, the various types. And functions. And their graphs. Some algebra, radicals, how to solve equations… Yes, right! Beautiful stuff! But, algebra? Don’t people tend to be intimidated by algebra? I’ve heard that in some occasions, you know… Personally, I believe algebra is really a lot of fun. Oh, you’re right!

Skip to 1 minute and 39 seconds We’ll have to find a way to show them that,once you know a few operations, it’s a very natural thing, algebra. Yes, let’s hope you can do that in the lectures. But we’ll also need to prepare lots of good exercises to go along with those lectures. Yes, and we need to work out how to present problems and solutions in a new and interesting way. Well, if we’re gonna do this, we better get started pretty soon…