This 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.
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.
Students enrolled in this packet have access to 4 Terms of Precalculus: Fall 2017, Winter 2017-18, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018.
The focus of the summer term of Precalculus is sequences, series, and an introduction to derivatives and integrals.
The focus of the fall term of Precalculus is polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
The focus of the winter term of Precalculus is trigonometry and conic sections.
The focus of the winter term of Precalculus is matrices, vectors, and polar coordinates.