by Carol Braun
August 16, 2006
PreCalculusReason for class: This class is intended to provide the mathematical background needed for calculus, and it assumes that students have taken a geometry course and two courses in algebra. the text integrates graphing technology into the course without losing the underlying mathematics, which is the crucial issue. Mathematics is presented in an informal manner that stresses meaningful motivation, careful explanations, and numerous examples, with an ongoing focus on real-world problem-solving.Exponential and Logarithmic Functions: Trigonometry: Trigonometric Graphs: Solving Trigonometric Equations: Trigonometric Identities and Proof: Trigonometric Applications: Precalculus 2nd SemesterNumber Patterns: Equations and Inequalities: Functions and Graphs: Polynomial and Rational Functions: Analytic Geometry: Systems and Matrices: Statistics and Probability: Student Grading Policy: The studentís homework will be graded on a point system and will count as one test grade, their will also be tan boxes the student will have to copy out of the text, this will also count as a test grade and last each test will count as a grade by itself. So if we have 3 tests the student will have 5 grades to average together to get there quarter grade.