Success in college level mathematics courses begins with a good understanding of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. One of the goals of this course is to continue to develop and expand this understanding in the students. Another goal is to show the students how these skills can be used as modeling language for real life problems. Numerous pertinent applications are integrated throughout every section of the course. The use of graphing calculators in the course is mandated. Students should have their own graphing calculator or access to one of the school’s calculators.
This will be a challenging course focused on extending previous knowledge and preparing the students for college level mathematics. To be successful, students will need to spend time outside of the classroom doing homework and studying for exams, and will need to seek extra help whenever necessary. Active participation in classroom activities is a must.
Topics covered include:
Review of PrerequisitesFunctions and Graphs
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Additional Topics in Trigonometry
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Limits and Derivatives