Pre-calculus & Trigonometry

Starts from:Mon, August 8, 2022
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Pre-calculus & Trigonometry

Elective: for Grade 10

Pre-calculus course combines the trigonometric, geometric, and algebraic techniques needed to prepare students for the study of calculus, and strengthens students’ conceptual understanding of problems and mathematical reasoning in solving problems. Facility with these topics is especially important for students intending to study calculus, physics, and other sciences, and/or engineering in college. For this Pre-calculus course, students analyze all algebraic functions which include linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric and piecewise-defined functions. In order to prepare students for studying calculus, students will be familiarized with the properties of functions, the algebra of functions, and the graphs of functions. Students will learn the language of functions (domain and range, odd and even, periodic, symmetry, zeros, intercepts, and so on) and know the values of the trigonometric functions at the numbers on pi term. Additionally, students will learn limits and rate of change as introduction to Calculus. The course also emphasizes the use of the graphing calculator as a tool to interpret results as well as a method of obtaining an answer. Students in Pre-calculus are required to use a graphing calculator throughout the course.