Precalculus

Units

Unit Essential Questions Content Skills and Processes Assessment Resources Multicultural Dimension
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* What do you remember from Algebra 2 and Geometry?
* How do we understand the graphical and algebraic behavior of mathematical functions?

* Definitions, graphs, and transformations of exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, and rational functions
* Conic sections
* Problem-solving strategies
* Applications
* Inverses of functions
* Domain and range
* Complex numbers
* Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
* Series and Sequences
* Binomial Theorem

* Be able to use graphical and algebraic properties of families of functions both with and without graphing calculators to generate solutions to conceptual and applied problems
* Develop more mature mathematical thinking
* Use functions to model real world situations
* Develop the skills, strategies, and knowledge to be able to use all the problem solving techniques and mathematical concepts that were taught in algebra I, geometry, algebra 2.
* Apply the concepts of right triangle trigonometry to the concepts of imaginary numbers.

* Tests
* Quizzes
* Projects
* Homework
* Class participation

Precalculus by Robert Blitzer
TI-84 plus graphing calculator
Geometer's Sketchpad
Laptop computer

* Mathematics is inherently multicultural because it is a universal language.