PRECALCULUS SYLLABUS

WARNING STUDENTS!

*"If you are like a wheelbarrow being pushed where-ever
you go, then do not apply for work here*"

Prerequisites

Geometry, A or B in Algebra 11 and teacher recommendation.

TI-83 graphing calculator is required.

It is open to motivated 11 and twelve graders.

The courses integrates
preparations in 'SAT mathematics' and 'college placement tests'.

__Assessment:__

Precalculus students must be able to function to at least 85% performance index. I am
obligated to help you realize your maximum potential. Grading is based on "Outcome Based Performance" studies with reliance
on projects, tests, quizzes, portfolios and classwork.

__Attendance:__

At least 95% attendance is required for a passing grade. (Not more than five excused absences a quarter).

__Course Content:__

The units of study will center around the following major topics:

Algebra Review

Functions and Graphs

Polynomial
functions, their zeroes, applied maximum-minimum problems

Exponential and logarithmic functions

Rational functions

Trigonometric functions

Applications in the area of finance

Discrete Algebra (as time allows)

One half of
this course is devoted to the study of trigonometry and it applications. The other half is an in-depth coverage of pre-calculus
topics, the exposure to which lays a firm foundation for all college level mathematics. The course includes a Seminar discrete
mathematics section with mandatory peer teaching requirement.