Barbara Kaskosz

Professor, Department Chair

Tatry, June 2012

Teaching -- Fall 2023

Research Interests

  • Technology in mathematics education
  • Nonsmooth Control, Differential Inclusions
  • Combinatorics

Barbara Kaskosz CV

Introducing Applied Precalculus Textbook

Applied Precalculus by Erin Denette and Barbara Kaskosz is a free PDF textbook written primarily for students in the life sciences and pharmacy who plan to advance to an applied calculus course or simply wish to strenghten their background in mathematics. As the title of the book suggests, our emphasis is on the real-life meaning of precalculus concepts. We want our students to master the basic concepts of precalculus while building a solid understanding of those concepts in practical contexts and the skills to apply mathematical tools to real-life processes.

For more details about the book visit the book home page:

At URI we use the textbook for our course MTH 103: Applied Precalculus. We use it with the free online homework system WeBWorK.

Click on the image below to open the book (right-click to download it):

The book is distributed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) license: