This course is intended to build upon and extend existing algebra and geometry skills while preparing the student for a calculus course. It is important that the student have a solid understanding of algebra II and geometry before attempting to take precalculus, as these sets of mathematical skills will be called upon frequently throughout the course.
The concepts of mathematical relations and functions and their use to model, describe, and solve problems are fundamental to mathematics. Through the use of new functions defined in trigonometry (the study of triangles), the algebra and geometry involved in analytic geometry, and with the aid of technology, you will learn how to become a more effective problem-solver.
In this precalculus course, you will be exposed to the inner workings of many things we use in everyday life.Required textbook (Sold separately):
Optional (Sold separately):
- Larson, Ron, et al. Precalculus with Limits: A Graphing Approach (Fourth Edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005. ISBN 0-618-39480-X
- ACECAD DigiMemo L2
IMPORTANT: This course is different from any course you have enrolled in before. You will complete all of your assignments using a digital notepad system which is a recommended purchase for this course. We have tested and provided instructions for the ACECAD DigiMemo 692 or the ACECAD DigiMemo L2 for both PC (Windows XP/Vista/7) and Mac (OS X) users. If you choose to use a different system, please understand that you must be able to export the file(s) as a PDF for submission to your instructor. When you complete your assignment, you will transfer your assignment from the digital notepad system to your computer and then convert the assignment to a PDF file using the software that came with your system. To submit your assignment you will upload the PDF file using the appropriate upload page in Moodle.
Please be aware technical support is available for the ACECAD DigiMemo 692 or the ACECAD DigiMemo L2 only: TTUISD staff is unable to offer technical support for scanners or multi-function scanning hardware and software. Please refer to the support documentation bundled with your particular device and/or seek direct support from its manufacturer.