Honors Pre-Calculus

  • Course Number:
    • Part 1: T312S (Summer), T312F (Fall), T312W (Winter)
    • Part 2: T314S (Summer), T314F (Fall), T314W (Winter)
  • Grade(s) offered: 10-12
  • Credits: .5 (per semester)
  • Prerequisites: B or better in Honors Higher Algebra, B+ or better in Higher Algebra, or teacher recommendation for Part 1. Completion of Part 1 before Part 2.

Course Description: This course is for students who have a strong interest in advanced math. In this course, students study precalculus, statistics, probability, vectors, matrices, as well as series sequences. This course can be used as an introductory course to IB Mathematics SL, IB Mathematics HL or AP Calculus AB.

Instructional Methods/Assessments: Instructional methods include video lectures, text notes, and discussions, cooperative and individual investigation. Assessments include daily work, tests, quizzes and proctored midterm and final exam.

Recommended Background for Success: It is expected that the students have a graphing calculator (TI-83 or TI-84 plus are recommended). .Students should be able to simplify rational expressions, solve rational equations and solve systems of linear and nonlinear equations; represent real world problem situations using variables and/or geometric models and solve polynomial equations. Students should have had exposure to logarithms and algebraic functions.