In this year-long Pre-Calculus course, students will cover topics over a two semester period (as designated by “A” and “B” sections). Students apply technology, modeling, and problem-solving skills to the study of trigonometric and circular functions, identities and inverses, and their applications, including the study of polar coordinates and complex numbers. Vectors in two and three dimensions are studied and applied. Problem simulations are explored in multiple representations—algebraic, graphic, and numeric. Quadratic relations are represented in polar, rectangular, and parametric forms. The concept of limit is applied to rational functions and to discrete functions such as infinite sequences and series. The formal definition of limit is applied to proofs of the continuity of functions and provides a bridge to calculus.
All courses are written to California Department of Education
standards and to national standards, as applicable.
This course has also been updated to the Common Core Standards.