Pre-AP PreCalculus EVP
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Pre-AP Pre-Calculus covers those topics common to most traditional pre-calculus courses (linear and quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, polar coordinates and vectors) but also incorporates topics including probability, statistics, and an introduction to limits. Applications to real world events and graphing calculators are also woven into the course extensively. Technology and graphing calculators are used extensively in this course to reinforce the concepts covered. All students must possess a TI-83, TI-84, or TI-89 graphing calculator.
Access to a scanner or digital camera is necessary for this course as students will be required to submit work on assignments frequently throughout the semester/year.
This course is a part of the honors/Pre-AP track, and intentional focus will be on the required knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills needed to prepare a student to be successful in future upper-level and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
Recommended sequence for students wishing to pursue advanced math classes: MATH150, MATH250, MATH350, MATH400, followed by their choice of MATH500, MATH510, or MATH520.
*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.
Semester 1: September 10 - January 25 (Fall Break: November 19 - 23)
Semester 2: January 28 - June 7 (Spring Break: April 15 - 19)
Times: Thursday 9:00 pm or Friday 12:00 noon US Central time
From the Teacher
What do robotic arms, weightlessness, space, radars, Mozart, cancer, and highway transportation all have in common? Precalculus! Have you ever wondered how some bridges could manage to carry all the weight that they do? Do you love the challenge of math and science? Does it excite you to meet a challenging math application problem? Are you considering a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math)? Is calculus in your future? If so, then you will want to join us as we explore the exciting world of precalculus! This course will be challenging, but we will learn how to visualize functions better than we ever have before and investiage how all of these becautiful, mathematical concepts apply to the world around us.