John Swanson

Stanwood High School

7400 272nd St

Stanwood, WA 98292

ph: 360-629-1300 x2216

jswanson

Honors Pre-Calculus prepares students to be successful in AP Calculus next year. During the year we retouch on many skills learned in Algebra 2, including topics such as: quadratic, polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, and rational functions; finding roots of functions; and graphing functions.

We also work with trigonometry in this course. We go beyond the basic three trig functions that are learned in Geometry. In this course, the students will learn: how to use all six trig functions, how to measure angles in radians, how to work with the unit circle, and how to prove trigonometric identities.

We will finish the year with a look at limits and an introduction to basic derivatives to lead into a calculus course next year. Students finishing this course have the possibility of going into either AP Calculus AB or BC next year.

**College Credit Opportunity**

This course has just been approved as a College in the High School course through Everett Community College. Students can sign up for the College in the High School Program and earn 10 Everett Community College credits for successfully completing the course. If you have questions about either of these, feel free to ask me about them. There are links to the right to assist with this process.

Links

Calendar (see what we are doing)

Algebra 2 Textbook website (Much of what we are doing this year can be found in the Algebra 2 book. The chapters will not match up, but there are some great video examples that can be very helpful. The login is Algebra2119 and the password is ilovemath.)

CalcChat (see some solutions to odd problems in the book)

Everett Community College - College in the High School

- Information

- Register for this class.

Objectives

Students will be able to understand and work with:

·•Linear and Quadratic Functions

•Polynomial and Rational Functions

•Exponential and Logarithmic functions

•Analytic Geometry

•Trigonometric Functions, Equations and Applications

•Triangle Trigonometry

•Linear Systems and Matrices

•Sequences, Series and Probability

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John Swanson

Stanwood High School

7400 272nd St

Stanwood, WA 98292

ph: 360-629-1300 x2216

jswanson