This Precalculus course is designed to incorporate the two traditional courses of trigonometry and analytic geometry. As the name suggests, the Precalculus course is intended to build upon existing algebra and geometry skills while preparing a student for the concepts he or she will be learning in a calculus course. It is important that a student has taken courses in algebra II and geometry before attempting to take Precalculus. Precalculus 1B will primarily cover the trigonometry and analytic geometry portion, while the first semester course, Precalculus 1A, centered more on parent functions and transformations of their graphs, sequences and series, and limits.

In this course, we use the concept of mathematical relations and functions to model, describe, and solve mathematical problems. Through the use of new functions defined in trigonometry (the study of triangles), the algebra and geometry involved in analytic geometry, and the aid of technology, you will learn how to become a more effective problem-solver.

In this Precalculus course, you will be exposed to the inner workings of many things we use in everyday life.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

Larson, Ron, et al. Precalculus with Limits (3rd edition). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning, 2014. ISBN 978-1-305-07381-4

You can also rent a digital copy of the textbook from our partner bookstore, MBS Direct.

Required Materials:

o three-ring binder

o lined notebook paper

o pencils and erasers

o colored pencils

o straightedge or ruler

o graphing calculator capable of performing linear and exponential regression

o a scanner and software to create PDFs

Course: HIGH PRECA1B / Online
Schedule Number: 56688
Instructor(s): Staff
Units: 0.5 Academic Credits
Lessons/Exams: 1 final exam
Tuition & Mandatory Fees:
       9th - 12th Grade Courses $225.00