Precalculus I

Winter 2017 quarter

Taught by

Vauhn Foster-Grahler
mathematics, education, anthropological mathematics
  • UG

Prerequisites

Successful completion of high school Algebra 2 or Integrated 3 or Intermediate Algebra.

Pre-calculus is problem-solving-based overview of functions that model change.  We will cover a variety of functions (linear, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic) and represent them algebraically, numerically, graphically, and verbally.  There will be an emphasis on context-based problem solving and collaborative learning. Pre-calculus is designed for students who have an interest in mathematical reasoning and for those who need a more substantial preparation for further study in business, the social sciences, math, or science.  Pre-calculus I along with pre-calculus II (offered Spring 2017) will complete your preparation for Calculus.  You are expected to come into the course with a strong foundation in intermediate algebra (or high school algebra 2 or integrated 3).   A graphing calculator is required for the course.

Program Details

Fields of Study

education mathematics

Preparatory For

Science, teaching, mathematics, economics, business.

Quarters

Winter Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location

Olympia

Time Offered

Day

Advertised Schedule

Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. First meeting is Tuesday, January 10, 1p, in Seminar 2 D1105.

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning