This
course provides the technical skills and concepts of precalculus. The course begins with a review of algebraic
fundamentals before branching into trigonometry, complex numbers, exponential
and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, sequence and
series, analytic geometry, and probability.
These fascinating and interconnected topics are presented conceptually
as well as in the form of real-world applied problems. Second semester will focus primarily on
Analytic Trigonometry. Our textbook is fifth edition, by Stewart, Redlin, and
Watson.
Sept 10,11 - Introduction –concepts – course outline – review topics Sept 14-18 – Diagnostic tests – review -Algebra -Analytic Geometry -Functions Sept 21-25 – Fundamentals – -Section 1.1 real numbers -section 1.2 Exponents and radicals Sept 28- Oct 2 – Fundamentals -section 1.3 Algebraic Expressions Oct 5-9 - Fundamentals -Section 1.4 Rational Expressions -section1.5 Equations -Section 1.7 Inequalities Oct 13-15 Fundamentals -Section 1.10 lines Oct 16 - Fundamentals Test Oct 19-23 – Functions Section 2.1, 2.2 Oct 26-30 - Functions Section 2.4 transformations Nov 2-6 Functions section 2.5 quadratics Nov 9,10, 12,13 Polynomial and rational functions Sec. 3.1 Nov16-20 Complex numbers Sec. 3.4 Nov 23-24 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Sec. 4.2 - Laws of Logarithms sec. 4.3 Nov 25 - Functions test
Nov 30- Dec 4 Intro to trigonometry –unit circle Chapter 5 Dec 7-11 - Trig Functions of Real Numbers Chapter 5 Dec 14-18 - Trig Functions of Real Numbers Chapter 5 Dec 21-25 -Trig functions of Angles Chapter 6
Jan 4-8 Trig Functions of Angles Chapter 6 Jan 11-14 Trig Functions of Angles Chapter 6 Jan 15 – Trigonometry test
Jan 18-22 Analytic Trig Chapter 10 Jan 25-29 Analytic Trig Chapter 10 Feb 1-4 Analytic Trig Chapter 10 Feb 5 Analytic Trig Test
Mar 1-5 Polar Coordinates Chapter 8 Mar 8-12 Polar Coordinates Chapter 8 Mar 15-19 Sequence and Series Chapter 11 Mar 22-26 Sequence and Series Chapter 11 Mar 29-Apr 2 Analytic Geometry Chapter 10 Apr 5-9 Analytic Geometry Chapter 10 Apr 12-16 Analytic Geometry Chapter 10 Apr 16 – Chapter 8,10 11 test
Apr 26- 30 Systems of Equations and Inequalities Chapter 9 May 3-7 Systems of Equations and Inequalities Chapter 9 May 10-14 Limits preview Chapter 12 May 17-21 Limits preview Chapter 12 May 24-27 year in review May 28 year in review test Jun 1-4 – year in review |