Pre-Calc Honors

 An 11/12th Grade Core Course: Pre- Calculus Honors*

Teacher: Mr. Racataian; E-mail: vracataian@mvusd.net

Course Description

In Pre- Cal Honors, students will be covering The following topics: Functions and their Graphs, Polynomial and Rational Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Trigonometry, Analytic Trigonometry, Additional Topics in Trigonometry, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Matrices and Determinants, Topics in Analytic Geometry, and Limits and an Introduction to Calculus. 

 

Section

Description

Class Work

Homework

5.1

Using Fundamental Identities

p. 355 # 1- 14 (all)

p. 355 # 15- 49 (e.o.o)

5.2

Verifying Trigonometric Identities

p. 362 # 1- 10 (all)

p. 362 # 11- 49 (all)

5.3

Solving Trigonometric Equations

p. 371 # 1- 10 (all)

p. 371 # 29- 44 (all)

 

Prior Knowledge/Skills

It is strongly recommended that students have prior skills and knowledge acquired by earning A’s or B’s in Algebra 2 Honors or Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry, to excel and do well in this course.  Because of the complexity and the vigor of the work, students must determine to hard work, demonstrate persistence, and be disciplined and self- directed learners.  Students who have the capability but not the discipline are encouraged not to take this course.  Class work and homework are assigned daily.

Sample Test Problem ( 10 chapter Exams total not including final exam)

Write parametric equations for a cycloid traced out by a point P on a circle of radius a as the circle rolls along the x- axis given that P is at a minimum when x = 0.

 

 

*Note: the 2016-2017 school year is the last time Pre-Calc Honors will be offered. IM3 Honors will be taking its place.