This is an eight week course intended to be a comprehensive Pre-Calculus summer offering for students to prepare for advanced mathematics courses. Students will primarily focus on functions that include linear, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. This course will also cover select topics from advanced trigonometry including trigonometric and circular functions, their graphs, and trigonometric identities and equations. There will be an emphasis on applications as these topics are covered.
Graphing calculators are used frequently in each lesson to familiarize students with the basics of graphing calculator use, to demonstrate concepts, to facilitate problem solving, and to verify results of problems solved algebraically
Student must have completed Algebra 2 and Geometry.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively and ask useful questions.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
Model with mathematics and use appropriate tools strategically.
Learn to communicate precisely to others
Student must have access to a high-speed (DSL or cable) Internet connection, including a computer with sound and Java applet support, Microsoft Excel or Google Spreadsheet, a media player that can play Windows Media Player (WMA) and RealPlayer (RM) files, and a scanner or digital camera/phone. Access to a Graphing Calculator (TI-83/TI-84) is essential.
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Summer 17 Extended Session,
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Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools, AdvancED, Summer Courses Certified by NCAA for Credit Recovery (VHS School Code: 221356)