This full year course prepares students for Calculus. The central focus of this course is function analysis and advanced trigonometry. During the first semester, students will focus on linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Students will also look at graphs of functions, inverses, real-life applications, and analytic geometry. During the second semester, students will focus on topics on advanced trigonometry. Topics covered include trigonometric and circular functions, their inverses and graphs, relations among the parts of a triangle, trigonometric identities and equations, solutions of right and oblique triangles and their applications to real-world problems. This course is designed to be a complete full-year Pre-Calculus course offering.

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.
Please note this course contains a final exam that will require the student to identify in advance an appropriate location as well as an adult proctor for the exam.

Students should have a TI-83/TI-84 graphing calculator.