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Precalculus

This course is a one year course (10 credits) in high school Precalculus.

Course Description

This course is a one year course (10 credits) in high school Precalculus. The Kolbe Core (OK) track is recommended for any student who has successfully completed Algebra II (K) or Algebra II/Trig (H). 

Topics Include:

Unit 1: Algebraic, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions

  1. Functions and Mathematical Models
  2. Properties of Elementary Functions
  3. Polynomial and Rational Functions

Unit 2: Trigonometric and Periodic Functions

  1. Periodic Functions and Right Triangle Problems
  2. Applications of Trigonometric and Circular Functions
  3. Trigonometric Function Properties, Identities, and Parametric Functions
  4. Properties of Combined Sinusoids
  5. Triangle Trigonometry

Unit 2:  Analytic Geometry

  1. Conic Sections and Quadratic Surfaces
  2. Polar Coordinates, Complex Numbers, and Moving Objects

Unit 4: Introduction to Discrete and Continuous Mathematics

  1. Probability, and Functions of a Random Variable
  2. Sequences and Series

 

Prerequisites:

  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2 or Honors Algebra 2/Trig
Course Expectations

Students taking this course for Kolbe Core (OK) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, participate in class, and complete periodic exams and quizzes as assigned by their instructor.  All requirements are assigned and graded by the instructor.  

Course Texts
  • Precalculus: Concepts and Applications
  • Calculator Requirement & Policy:  Graphing Calculator. Students are required to have a standalone calculator that has the ability to graph, work with polar coordinates, make statistical calculations, complete matrix calculations, store multiple values, and evaluate trigonometric functions.  Teachers will teach the course using a TI-84 Plus calculator.  Students should plan to either have a device that they are able to function independently or a device that will match the teacher.  The devices that will be compatible to the instruction are the TI-83, TI-83 Plus and TI-84. 

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Course Details:

Section Number

WCM-11PCLCFR-1

WCM-11PCLCFR-2

Instructor

Mrs. Copley

TBD

Grades (Typical)

10 - 12 (11th, 12th)

Live Class Meets

2x per week

1 hr., 20 min. each time

Days

Tuesday & Thursday

Monday & Wednesday

Class Period

1

4

Time

7:30 AM - 8:50 AM (Pacific)

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM (Eastern)

12:00-1:20 pm (Pacific)

3:00-4:20 pm (Eastern)

Tuition

$719

Credits (Type)

10 (Math)

Transcript Designation

OK

Prerequisites

Geometry

Algebra 2

Companion Course

Physics

Notes

This course also offered at the

Kolbe Honors (OH) level.