**What resources do I recommend to prepare for the Calculus and Trigonometry portion of the Praxis 5161 Exam?**

Both Calculus and Trigonometry require their own preparation materials. For a fairly exhaustive and descriptive study content for Calculus and Trigonometry, consult the link

By: Thomas/Finney

Edition: 9/10th

Pub: Addison Wesley;

Comments: This book is simply a classic, there's nothing more to be said! The authors (G B Thomas and Ross L Finney) have written books with IDENTICAL titles INDIVIDUALLY too, but all these books are of the same extraordinary calibre!! Also, this book is available as one book or as two (Vol 1 and Vol. 2): in the latter case, Vol 1 is more than adequate for the Praxis 5161 Exam.

OR

By: James Stewart

Pub: Brooks/Cole

Comments: Another excellent set of books, very simply and ably written by someone who has also co-authored one of the Algebra books I've strongly recommended.

By: Larson/Hostetler/Edwards

Edition: 5th/6th

Pub: Heath

Comments: Comparable to the others! Very user-friendly, and a standard text for AP Calculus in High Schools.

By: Smith/Minton

Edition: 2nd

Pub: McGrawHill

Comments: A book written in a singularly detailed manner: these chaps take nothing for granted, and there are small, insightful observations about problem-solving, offering tips, pointers and pitfalls at all the right places, which enormously endeared itself to me!

In the Algebra books, there are usually 3 chapters devoted to Trigonometry, and all three merit your attention and mastery!

Otherwise, there are dedicated books on the subject that are excellent, for instance:

By: Barnett/Ziegler

Edition: 6th

Pub: PWS Publishing

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__.__**Calculus and Trigonometry Standards****For Calculus**, I earnestly recommend any - one or more! - of the following books:**a)****C**alculus and Analytical GeometryBy: Thomas/Finney

Edition: 9/10th

Pub: Addison Wesley;

Comments: This book is simply a classic, there's nothing more to be said! The authors (G B Thomas and Ross L Finney) have written books with IDENTICAL titles INDIVIDUALLY too, but all these books are of the same extraordinary calibre!! Also, this book is available as one book or as two (Vol 1 and Vol. 2): in the latter case, Vol 1 is more than adequate for the Praxis 5161 Exam.

**b)****(4th-7th Edition)****Calculu**sOR

**Calculus: Concepts and Contexts**(2nd-5th Edition)By: James Stewart

Pub: Brooks/Cole

Comments: Another excellent set of books, very simply and ably written by someone who has also co-authored one of the Algebra books I've strongly recommended.

**c)****Calc**ulusBy: Larson/Hostetler/Edwards

Edition: 5th/6th

Pub: Heath

Comments: Comparable to the others! Very user-friendly, and a standard text for AP Calculus in High Schools.

**d)****Calculus**By: Smith/Minton

Edition: 2nd

Pub: McGrawHill

Comments: A book written in a singularly detailed manner: these chaps take nothing for granted, and there are small, insightful observations about problem-solving, offering tips, pointers and pitfalls at all the right places, which enormously endeared itself to me!

**For Trigonometry**, any of the books I've recommended for the Algebra portion of Praxis 5161 would be sufficient. (Examine**Prep Resources for Algebra**).In the Algebra books, there are usually 3 chapters devoted to Trigonometry, and all three merit your attention and mastery!

Otherwise, there are dedicated books on the subject that are excellent, for instance:

**Analytical Trigonometry with Applications**By: Barnett/Ziegler

Edition: 6th

Pub: PWS Publishing

Remember:

**You need not purchase the current edition of any of the above textbooks!**Changes from one edition to the next is usually incremental , and it's a bloody beastly scam of rapacious book publishers to insure continuous sales by supposedly updating their books...**Comments?**Email me at**innovationguy@gmail.com**