Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry (Pre-Calculus Prep)

  • Course numbers: T345S (Summer)
  • Grades offered: 9-12
  • Credits: .5
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Higher Algebra

Course Description: This one semester summer course allows Higher Algebra students that did not meet the prerequisites for Precalculus to prep for and with successful completion take Precalculus in the fall of the following year. This course uses a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) approach by incorporating an engineering component that emphasizes the process and design of solutions using computers with specialized and professional applications, graphing calculators, mobile devices, and the Internet.

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 semester final exam.

Minnesota State Standards: Portions of I. Mathematical Reasoning, II Number Sense, Computation, Operations, III. Patterns, Functions, Algebra, IV Data Analysis, Statistics, Probability

Recommended Background for Success: Students should have the ability to solve multi-step equations and inequalities, graph linear equations and inequalities, set up and solve word problems, and multiply and factor polynomials. Students should have a graphing calculator.

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