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Pre Calculus

Instructor: Luis Hernandez


This course is designed to cover topics in algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections.  Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced.  Students will then begin analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals. Graphing calculator technology will be emphasized to enhance and support the mathematics in all units of study. Students learn to use a variety of techniques to solve problems: graphical, numerical, algebraic/analytic, and verbal. Students will develop an appreciation of all these methods of representation, understand how they are connected in a given problem, and learn how to choose the most appropriate method(s) to solve a problem. 


Books and Materials

Text: Holt Precalulus a Graphing Approach 

 978-0030416477

We don't have ANY of these books to lend out so please purchase them ASAP so you can get it in time for the first day of class.
Materials:  Please come to every class meeting with the following items
1) two quad-ruled (graph paper) spiral notebooks.  You can get them at Staples or Office Max right now for a reasonable price.  Here is a link to what I am talking about.
2) a graphing calculator.  I suggest this one.  
3) your text book (see above)


Prerequisite: Integrated III with a "C" or better.