This is the first of two courses that comprise Precalculus. In this course, the student will continue to study higher-level mathematics. The student will begin by reviewing the fundamental concepts in algebra that serve as building blocks for an in-depth study of functions and graphs. Next, the student will explore and analyze polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and piecewise functions. The student will further delve into quadratics with a unit on the conic sections. Finally, the student will explore sequences and series. A content thread throughout the course focuses on ways mathematics is applied in the real world and is essential to everyday life. These real-world connections, combined with an emphasis on mathematical reasoning and critical thinking skills, prepare the student for future college and career opportunities.
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- Virtual education teacher verifies participation 1 to 3 times weekly