Name of class: Pre-Calculus
Instructor: Sarah Walls
Grades: 10th - 12th
Monthly Cost(s): $30
Materials fee: $18
Class time: 1:10
Required Textbook: Pre-Calculus by Larson / Hostetler, Houghton-Mifflin, ISBN-10 0618314342
Pre-requisites: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and the pre-course test. I strongly recommend completing and returning the pre-course test prior to registering for the course. It will help evaluate your readiness for this course. You may email me for a copy. The test is not to be distributed, copied, shared, or discussed, but completed while being monitored by the parents and promptly returned for grading.
Supplies: Sharpened pencils each week, notebook, graphing paper, scientific calculator, readiness to learn
Description: This course is designed for students who would like to further their mathematical background, with the intention of eventually taking College Algebra or Calculus, or who have an interest in majoring in a math or science related field. Due to the required speed of this course, there will not a lot of time for review of pre-requisite course topics. The course will include work with functions and their graphs, rational and complex numbers, exponents, logarithms, matrices, trigonometry, radian and degree measures, the unit circle, conic sections, and introduce ideas involving sequences and counting principles. Grades are calculated from weekly homework assignments, quizzes, chapter tests, and two projects (one due late January, one due after Spring Break). Absences are excused only with an email from parent within 24 hours of missed class. Late assignments drop 1 letter grade; no late assignments accepted after 1 week.