This course is designed to give a thorough preparation for college Calculus. The course content is the same as Precalculus Honors, but is presented at a slower rate and with additional algebra review. Most of the course is an analysis of families of functions and relations – polynomials; rational functions; radical functions; trigonometric functions, including an intense study of right triangle trigonometry, its applications to vectors, circular functions, and trigonometric identities; logarithmic functions; and exponential functions — and their graphs both algebraically and through the graphing calculator, including an introduction to the fundamental aspects of Calculus and an introduction to limits, derivatives, and general curve sketching. A Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 series graphing calculator is required.
Course No: 2405
Grade Level: 12
Course Length: Year
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: C
Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Geometry, Grade of B or better in Algebra 2
Criteria for Enrollment: Minimum Math GPA of 3.0; Approval of Department Chair