Pre-Calculus

  • Instructor Adrian Grishby
  • Code MTH29
  • Student Ages 14–18
  • Term Spring Semester 2024
  • Day Thursday
  • Time 5:00 P.M.

THIS IS THE SECOND HALF OF A TWO-SEMESTER COURSE.

In this course, students will use the unit circle to extend the domain of trigonometric functions to include all real numbers. They will develop understanding of the radian measure of an angle, graph trigonometric functions, and derive and apply the Pythagorean identity.

The students will then extend their study of the unit circle and trigonometric functions. They will create inverses of trigonometric functions and use the inverse functions to solve trigonometric equations that arise in real-world problems while discovering trigonometric graphs with their characteristics. By the end of the course, the students will be able to relate radians, degrees, and coordinate points in relationship with the trigonometric functions, both algebraically and using technology.

Class Meetings: Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Fall Semester: September 7 – December 14, 2023
Spring Semester: January 11 – May 9, 2024

Student Expectations: Students will be given one assignment weekly (practice skills, research, or a mini quiz).

Student Support: The instructor is available via email.

Feedback/Assessment: The instructor will provide feedback on all assignments.

Materials/Supplies: It is highly recommended that students have a TI-36X Pro Scientific Calculator for this course.

Prerequisites: Students should have a solid understanding of algebra and geometry prior to taking this course.

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