Prerequisite: Completion of Geometry and Algebra II
This single semester course bridges mathematics skills beyond those studied in the (3) Maryland College and Career Ready courses of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II and continues a students’ mathematical progression towards the study of calculus. The Common Core State Standards-Mathematics document refers to Precalculus as the “4th course” in a high school program. Emphasis in this course is placed on a multi-representational approach to solving problems which are graphical, numerical, analytical, verbal and technological in nature. Topics in this course include analysis of families of functions, exponential, logarithmic, polar and transcendental functions; real and complex numbers, polynomial and rational functions; trigonometric functions and analytical and parametric equations, and concepts associated with the derivative and integral in calculus. Students will be required to use a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator.