Pre‑Calculus Plus (Math 0011.00)
This full year course has been designed for the majority of students either requiring Pre-calculus to gain admittance to the Dalhousie B.Sc. program or as a preparation for Calculus 1000. This course provides a more in depth coverage of math concepts than found in the accelerated 1 term class, and adds a review of relevant 11 and 12 material, as well as a study of area under a curve. Students who have been away from math for 2 or more years, or have a heavy schedule, will find this course a better fit than the accelerated Math 0010.00. Throughout the course, algebra, and applied geometric problem solving skills needed for calculus, are emphasized.
Grade 11 and 12 math or equivalent. We encourage you to complete our complimentary math diagnostic. This will assist us to identify your current math strengths.
What Will I Learn?
In this course you will:
- Begin with a review of the algebra, equations and inequations reguired in pre-calculus and calculus.
- Practice transformations of basic functions to sketch families of functions
- Explore the combination, composition, and decompositions of functions and their domain.
- Analyse functions graphically, numerically, and algebraically. This includes absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.
- Using radian measure, learn about trigonometric identities, and apply them in solving trigonometric equations.
- Explore the concept of area under the curve.
At least 2-3 hours for every hour of class time is required to complete assignments.
* University Prep courses are non-credit preparatory courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that each course he/she enrolls in is accepted at other post-secondary institutions, beyond Dalhousie University.