Pre‑Calculus ‑ Accelerated (Math 0010.00)
Winter 2019 course times & tutorial information
January 7 - April 8, 2019 *
Classes: Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:35 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.
Tutorials: Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:05 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.
Final Exam Review: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 4:35 p.m. - 7:35 p.m.
Final Exam: Monday, April 8, 2019, 4:35 p.m. - 7:35 p.m.
(* Please note that there is no class on Monday, February 18, 2019 (Holiday).)
Fall 2019 dates to be posted soon
This single-term accelerated course has been designed for calculus bound students, who have a firm grasp of grade 11 and 12 math skills. Focus is placed on pre-calculus key concepts, assuming students have current knowledge of grade 11 and 12 math concepts. Students requiring review of grade 11 and 12 concepts should take Pre-Calculus Plus (Math 0011.00). Topics are explored in class following a clear, logical progression, with mastery generally occurring after assignments are completed.
Recommend at least 80% in grade 11 and 12 math. 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
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.