Pre-Calculus & AP Pre-Calculus
Pre-Calculus reviews and builds upon Algebra 2 and Geometry to prepare students for Calculus and other areas of mathematics. Topics include Polynomial and Rational Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Trigonometric Functions with Applications, and Probability.
The Pre-Calculus course includes two 50-minute meetings per week of live instruction. Part of each class will be set aside for answering any questions the students have and to work through some of the more challenging problems from the assignments.
Students should have successfully completed Algebra 2 and Geometry prior to enrolling in Pre-Calculus. Though graphing utilities are available online, we recommend that students have their own graphing calculator for the course.
This course is available in both standard and AP versions. Students who register for the AP version will be given extra assignments designed to help prepare them for the AP Pre-Calculus exam, along with additional instruction time.
Live class sessions include interactive problem solving to ensure understanding and mastery. Students collaborate in small groups using writing tablets to work through problems under the guidance of the instructor.
An additional $35 non-refundable deposit is required for the Math software program (per year, not per semester).
This class is open to new students for the spring semester. A list of topics covered in the fall semester is posted below. Students who have covered these fall topics are welcome to enroll for the spring: Spring Term Prerequisites
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- Textbook: Sullivan PreCalculus (see right)
- A graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus is recommended)
- Writing tablet with stylus*
*Live class sessions include interactive problem solving to ensure understanding and mastery. Students collaborate in small groups using writing tablets to work through problems under the guidance of the instructor. We highly recommend a tablet and stylus combination for ease of writing during these practice sessions. There are many options available in the $30-$50 range and these can be useful in many CLRC classes. Be sure that your tablet is compatible with Zoom.