Prep for Calculus

Course Description

This series is divided into two courses, Precalculus and Intro to Calculus.

In the summer term the Intro to Calculus course provides a head start for students taking a Calculus course starting in the fall. It covers fundamental knowledge of sequences, series, and limits, and uses this knowledge to give an introduction to derivatives and integrals.

During the school year, the Precalculus course is designed for high school students with a strong interest in accelerating their mathematical studies and preparing to take an AP Calculus AB or BC course next year. Students enrolled in this course will gain exposure to many precalculus concepts including linear and quadratic functions, trigonometry, exponents, and logarithms. Additionally, students will acquire problem solving skills that can be applied to their any current or future math courses. This course can be taken concurrently with Algebra 2 if the student wants to take Calculus a year early in high school.

Students are encouraged to take the full Precalculus course and then Intro to Calculus.

Course Terms

Intro to Calculus is offered in one term:

  • Summer, covering sequences, series, and an introduction to derivatives and integrals

Precalculus is offered in three terms:

  • Fall, covering polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions
  • Winter, covering Trigonometry and conic sections
  • Spring, covering matrices, vectors, and polar coordinates

For more information about the topics covered each term, please click here.

Course Meetings

This course meets Thursdays 4:30-6:00 PM Pacific (7:30-9:00 PM Eastern). For the specific dates of the course please see the full course schedule by clicking here.


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Students enrolled in this bundle have access to 3 Terms of Areteem Precalculus: Fall 2019, Winter 2019-20, and Spring 2020, PLUS the Summer 2020 Calculus Head Start course.

The ten live classes will be on the following dates: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15