WARNING!! If you were enrolled in the old PCAL 1A course, you must enroll in the old PCAL 1B course. Please contact a customer service representative to assist you.
This precalculus course is designed to incorporate the two traditional courses of trigonometry and analytic geometry. As the name suggests, the precalculus course is intended to build upon existing algebra and geometry skills while preparing a student for the concepts he or she will be learning in a calculus course. It is important that a student has taken courses in algebra II and geometry before attempting to take precalculus. Precalculus 1B will primarily cover the trigonometry and analytic geometry portion, while the first semester course, Precalculus 1A, centered more on parent functions and transformations of their graphs, sequences and series, and limits.
In this course, we use the concept of mathematical relations and functions to model, describe, and solve mathematical problems. Through the use of new functions defined in trigonometry (the study of triangles), the algebra and geometry involved in analytic geometry, and the aid of technology, you will learn how to become a more effective problem-solver.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.