suggested for ages 15-18
Pre-Calculus & Trigonometry is a high school level course that prepares students for success in their studies of calculus. The course is designed to build on students’ prior understanding of Algebra and Geometry to learn rigorous concepts such as the binomial theorem, conic sections, trigonometry, and a brief introduction to calculus. This course is suitable for students who have completed courses in Algebra 2 and Geometry or equivalent. After successful completion of Pre-Calculus & Trigonometry, students will be prepared to move onto AP Calculus.
Pre-Calculus & Trigonometry A covers four broad topics: polynomials; piecewise, rational, and logarithmic functions; sums, sequences, the binomial theorem; and conic functions.
This course typically takes 4-7 months to complete. This depends on the student's dedication to homework, their previous experience, and the difficulty of course material. Our instructors move at the pace of the student, taking extra time to reinforce concepts as needed.
PCTA1 Piecewise Functions
PCTA2 Higher Degree Polynomials
PCTA3 Polynomial Division
PCTA4 Zeros of Polynomials
PCTA5 Graphing Polynomials
PCTA6 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
PCTA7 Area Under a Curve
PCTA8 The Binomial Theorem
PCTA9 Rational Functions
PCTA10 Rational Function Operations
PCTA11 Logarithms and Exponents
PCTA12 Function Inverses and Composition
PCTA13 Circles and Ellipses
PCTA14 Parabolas and Hyperbolas