## PreCalc

### Course Description:

This course is an extension of Algebra II with the emphasis in trigonometry, limits, and introductory calculus topics. All major areas covered in Algebra II are reinforced at a greater depth with additional applications aided by the use of calculators and computers. The course is designed to encompass all those topics necessary to be successful in a college calculus course or as preparation for IB Math HL.

### Assessment and Evaluation:

- Tests – 50%
- Quizzes – 30%
- Homework – 20%

### Comments on Assessment & Evaluation:

- Students are required to organize and maintain all notes, homework, and worksheets in this class in a clearly labeled notebook or binder. Homework assignments must be completed on pages that can be removed from the binder and added back after grading. The notebook will serve as a helpful reference tool if it is properly maintained.
- The date for unit tests will be announced about 1 week in advance. Quizzes will often be unannounced.

### Materials:

- Course Textbook
- TI graphing calculator
- Notebook/binder with pockets for storing handouts
- Graph paper and notebook paper
- Pen, pencil, eraser, ruler and other general stationery items

### Tentative schedule for unit coverage:

Dates |
Topics |

August 27 – September 21 | Functions and Graphs |

September 24 – November 2 | Polynomial and Rational Functions |

November 5 – December 7 | Exponential and Logarithmic Functions |

December 10 – January 18 | Trigonometric Functions |

January 21 – February 22 | Analytic Trigonometry |

February 25 – March 29 | Applications of Trig |

April 1 – May 7 | Polar Coordinates; Vectors |

May 8 – May 28 | Analytic Geometry |

May 29 – June 12 | Systems of Equations and Inequalities |