This course is designed to build on the concepts of trigonometry, geometry, and algebra in preparing students for the study of calculus. In this class, students will focus on modeling, problem-solving, data analysis, and the study of trigonometric and circular functions and their inverses, polar coordinates, complex numbers, conics, and quadratic relations. By understanding these concepts and principles, students will be able to better understand calculus. This course will challenge students to think critically and develop their problem-solving skills.
After completing the course, students are expected to reach the following goals:
- Learn how to use these concepts to model, solve problems, and analyze data
- Develop a deeper understanding of trigonometric and circular functions, their inverses, polar coordinates, complex numbers, conics, and quadratic relations, which are necessary for understanding calculus.
- Develop critical thinking, problem-solving and logical reasoning skills
Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. At the end of the course, the student will receive a final report card, which thoroughly speaks to their overall participation in the course, including major assignments.