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

Description

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.

Prerequisite

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

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.