PRE-CALCULUS (210020) – one semester
Prerequisite: Algebra II with Trigonometry or Honors Algebra II with Trigonometry
Strongly Recommended: Students should have a graphing calculator for this course.
This course is designed to prepare students for college calculus. It begins with a thorough review and extension of the study of functions, including polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, and rational functions. It then proceeds through the study of circular and triangular trigonometry and vectors. Students enrolling in this course will be expected to apply concepts in novel situations and to devote an amount of time on written assignments comparable to that of an equivalent college course. 1 CREDIT
HONORS PRECALCULUS D.E. (210020) – one semester
Prerequisite: Algebra II with Trigonometry or Honors Algebra II with Trigonometry (grade of 80 or higher recommended)
This course emphasizes the algebra of functions – including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The course also covers systems of equations and inequalities, quadratic inequalities, and the binomial theorem. Additional topics may include matrices, Cramer’s Rule, and mathematical induction. This course also includes the study of trigonometric (circular functions) and inverse trigonometric functions, and includes extensive work with trigonometric identities and trigonometric equations. Also covers vectors, complex numbers, DeMoivre’s Theorem, and polar coordinates. Additional topics may include conic sections, sequences, and using matrices to solve linear systems. 1 CREDIT