Pre Calculus

Pre-Calculus

Instructor: Jacqui Schley

Email: jqschley [at] gmail [dot] com

Grade: 11 – 12th

Monthly Cost $27 a month

Material fee $21 

Text: Pre-Calculus by Larson, 2003, Houghton-Mifflin

Pre-requisites: Completion of a pre-registration concept review; Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry; Supplies: text, notebook, graphing paper, scientific calculator. 

This course is designed for students who would like to further their mathematical background, with the intention of eventually taking College Algebra or Calculus, or who have an interest in majoring in a math or science related field. The course will include work with functions and their graphs, rational and complex numbers, exponents, logarithms, matrices, trigonometry, radian and degree measures, the unit circle, conic sections, and introduce ideas involving sequences and counting principles. Grades are calculated from weekly homework assignments, quizzes, chapter tests, and two projects (one due late January, one due after Spring Break). Absences are excused only with an email from parent within 24 hours of missed class. Late assignments drop 1 letter grade; no late assignments accepted after 1 week.

Class                   Chapter/Section/Topic

1                                             Functions and Graphs, 1.1 – 1.3

2                                             Functions, Analyzing Graphs 1.3-1.4

3                                             Quiz (1.3-1.4) Shifting, Reflecting, Stretching Graphs 1.5-1.6

4                                             Combinations/Inverses of Functions 1.7-1.8

5                                             Review/Test

6                                             Quadratic Functions 2.1-2.2

7                                             Synthetic Division 2.3

8                                             Quiz 2.3, Complex Numbers 2.4

9                                             Test, 2.1 – 2.4

10                                         Rational Functions, Zeros of Functions, Asymptotes, 2.5-2.6

11                                         Review/Test, Chapter 2

12                                         Mid-term Review/Projects assigned

13                                         Exponential  and Logarithmic Functions & Graphs, 3.1-3.2

14                                         Properties of Logarithms, Equations 3.3-3.4

15                                         Quiz, Logarithms, Review/Test, Chapter 3

16                                          Radian and Degree Measure 4.1

17                                         The Unit Circle (Project Due), 4.2, Quiz (4.1)

18                                         Trigonometry and Right Angle Functions, 4.3-4.4

19                                         Quiz, Applications 4.5, 4.8

20                                         Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, 6.1-6.2

21                                         Review, Test (chapter 4, 6)

22                                         Systems of Equations & Inequalities, 7.1-7.4

23                                         Linear Programming, 7.5

24                                         Review, Test (Chapter 7),

25                                         Matrix Operations/Determinants;

26                                         Chapter 9, Expanding polynomials

27                                         Intro to Conics, 10.2-10.4;

28                                         Review for Final Exam

29                                         Final Exam

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