Pre‑Calculus Plus (Math 0011.00)

Fall 2018 course times & tutorial information

September 10 - December 5, 2018 (Term I) (no class October 8, November 12, 2018)
Classes: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:35 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Tutorials: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:05 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.
AND
January 7 - April 10, 2019 (Term II)
(no class February 18, 2019)
Classes: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:35 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Tutorials: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:05 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Midterm:
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 12:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Final Exam Review: Monday, April 8, 2019, 12:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Final Exam: Wednesday, April 10, 2019; 12:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Description

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.

Prerequisite

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?

This course covers:

  • a review of exponents, radicals and scientific notation
  • multiplying and factoring algebraic expressions
  • solving quadratic, radical, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric equations
  • solving quadratic and rational inequalities
  • functions and their inverses
  • using transformations to graph quadratic, radical, absolute value, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions
  • using calculus methods to graph polynomial and rational functions
  • using limits to find slopes of tangents and areas under curves
  • the power rule
  • maximum/minimum problems
  • combinations of functions
  • laws of logs and change of base formula
  • applications of log and exponential functions
  • arc length and area of a sector
  • radian measure
  • special triangles, unit circle
  • trig identities
  • addition and subtraction formulas for sin and cos
  • double angle and half angle formulas

Course structure

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.