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- Advanced Mathematical Concepts (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill)
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Program Description: Precalculus Honors is a full year five credit course representing the fourth in a sequence of five Honor math programs.
Satisfactory completion of Honors Geometry and Honors Alg II are required for entry into Precalculus Honors.
The Precalculus program allows students to develop a solid foundation of trigonometric skills and concepts along with analytical geometry, advanced algebra and discrete mathematics.Major units of study include:
Trigonometric functions, graphs and inverses of trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations, polar coordinates and complex numbers, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions,seqyence and series, combinatorics and probability, vectors and parametric equations, and statistics and data analysis.
Throughout the curriculum an indepth study of each major topic will include: math vocabulary, spelling, reading comprehension. Assessment strategies include: tests, quizes,homework, groupwork, projects, class participation, internet assignments, notebook, and marking period assessments.
Program Purpose: The primary purpose of the Precalculus Honors program is to develop skills and proficiencies
and encourage independent thinking.
The students math skills will be refined and accerelated to meet the demands of advanced math courses such as Calculus AP, and related fields such as chemistry, physics,college engineering and actuarial sciences.
The nature of this course will give students the ability to view mathematics through applications to real problems outside the classroom. The students will have frequent opportunities to see mathematical rules logically developed and applied. Advanced technology will be included in the majority of the coursework throughout the year.