|Pre-Calculus I: Functions|
MA NCES Code:
|10, 11, 12|
|Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )|
|Student must have completed Algebra 2 and Geometry. |
|Student must have access to a high-speed (DSL or cable) Internet connection at least 4 days weekly, including a computer with sound and Java applet support, Microsoft Excel or Google Spreadsheet, a media player that can play Windows Media Player (WMA) and RealPlayer (RM) files, and a scanner or digital camera/phone. Access to a Graphing Calculator and experience using it is essential.|
|Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor |
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This one semester Pre-Calculus/Functions course prepares students for eventual work in Calculus. The central focus of this course is functions:
· exponential and logarithmic,
· polynomial and rational,
· discrete and continuous,
· inverses, graphs, and applications.
The course will include other topics from advanced mathematics such as analytic geometry and three-dimensional geometry. Students will develop skills in applying the concepts by solving real-world problems.
Graphing calculators are used frequently in each lesson to familiarize students with the basics of graphing calculator use, to demonstrate concepts, to facilitate problem solving, and to verify results of problems solved algebraically. SAT practice topics and problems provide a review of the prerequisite courses.