Mathematics » Pre-Calculus


Course Description:

This rigorous course is for the serious math/science students who will take Calculus in their senior year in high school or freshman year in college. Areas of emphasis are:   mathematical induction, extension of the qualitative ideas of function by the study of special functions (greatest integer, circular and trigonometric, polynomial, rational), analytic geometry (rectangular and polar coordinate system), conics, parametric curves, and DeMoivre’s theorem.  Structure and method of proof are emphasized.

This course is offered as a CP(332), Honors(331), and a Dual Enrollment(330) with URI. 

Length of Course: 1 Semester

PBGR: 1.0 Mathematics 


Geometry, Algebra 2, and Trigonometry
Precalculus with Limits: A Graphical Approach, 8th edition, by Ron Larson and Paul Battaglia

High School: Number and Quantity

High School: Algebra

High School: Functions

High School: Geometry

  • Trigonometry  - CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.SRT

High School: Trigonometric Functions

  • Extend the domain of trigonometric functions using the unit circle. - CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.TF
  • Model periodic phenomena with trigonometric functions - CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.TF
  • Prove and apply trigonometric identities. - CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.TF

Dual Enrollement Option: Pre-Caluculs EE

Additional Prerequisite: URI's Math Placement Exam 
This course is a concurrent enrollment with the University of Rhode Island (URI Math 111).  In order to be enrolled in this course, students need to pass a URI placement test, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be in the 11th or 12th grade. Any 10th grader who wishes to enroll and meets the requirements may obtain a special permission letter from the math department chair and enroll in this course.  Exams and grading are all outlined by the University.  Per University Policy-calculators are not allowed in this course.  Successful completion of this course will earn the student 3 college credits as well as 1 credit in Mathematics towards high school graduation.