Course Description


Year:  2016 - 2017


Teacher:  Candace Hall                                                                    Email:


Book/Cost:  Larson Pre-calculus; Replacement cost:  $135.00


Course Goals:  Students will continue to build algebra skills, study trigonometric functions, and improve their ability to reason mathematically in order to pursue higher –level, Calculus based courses.


Course Description: This course will apply the student's knowledge of functions and real numbers to an in-depth study of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions at a rigorous pace. The study of trigonometric functions will lead into the study of vectors, complex numbers, and polar equations. A study of sequences, series, and conic sections will complete the course.


REQUIRED: Successful completion of Honors Algebra II and teacher recommendation.



  • Semester 1
    • Polynomial and Rational Functions
    • Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
    • Conic Sections
    • Introduction to Trigonometric Functions and the Unit Circle


  • Semester 2
    • Trigonometric Graphing
    • Analytic Trig
    • Application of Trig
    • Polar Graphing, Vectors
    • Sequences and Series


Evaluation:  Your quarterly grade will be broken down as follows:

Tests:                                                   45% of grade

Quizzes:                                              25% of grade

Homework:                                         10% of grade

Classwork/Group Work/Project:         20% of grade








Instructional Techniques:

  • Lectures and note taking
  • Projects
  • Activities
  • Worksheets
  • Organizational Skills
  • Assessments


Classroom policies/procedures/expectations:

  • Students will work to the best of their ability at all times
  • Students will follow the DHS rules and regulations as defined in the student handbook
  • Students will act respectfully and responsibly at all times
  • Homework will be assigned daily.



Dover High School Competencies:

  1. Foundations:  Students will solve equations and inequalities, evaluate functions, analyze and transform graphs of functions.


  1. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions:  Students will solve equations, graph and transform functions, model and solve application problems.


  1. Trigonometric Foundations:  Students will use fundamental trig identities solve and analyze special right triangles, apply special right triangle knowledge to the Unit Circle, model and solve application problems using right triangles.


  1. Trigonometric Functions:  Students will graph and transform the six trig functions, use trig identities to evaluate, verify and solve trig equations, use Law of Sines and Cosines to model and solve application problems using non-right triangles.


  2. Trigonometric Extensions:  Students will analyze and graph polar functions, represent vectors graphically and analytically, model and solve application problems using vectors.


  3. Sequences and Series:  Students will recognize, write and determine n-th terms of arithmetic and geometric sequences, find and evaluate series, model and solve application problems.