Precalculus I and II

Summer
Summer 2019 (First Session)
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
6
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Vauhn Foster-Grahler
mathematics, education, anthropological mathematics

This Summer Precalculus course is a rigorous, problem-solving-based, course that includes elements of Precalculus I and Precalculus II.  Students who successfully complete this course will be mathematically prepared for Calculus I and programs that include calculus like Matter and Motion or Models of Motion. We will cover a variety of functions (linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric) and represent them algebraically, numerically, graphically, and verbally. In addition, students will work with polar coordinates and curves, parametric curves, and vectors. There will be an emphasis on context-based problem solving and collaborative learning. This precalculus course 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, science, math or  math education. You are expected to come into the course with a strong foundation in intermediate algebra (or high school algebra 2 or integrated 3). Algebraic Thinking is a good preparatory course for precalculus.   A graphing calculator is required for the course.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

Math, physics, economics, education, chemistry, biology, geology, environmental studies.

6

Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Prerequisites:

A strong foundation in Intermediate Algebra, Algebraic Thinking, Integrated 3, or College Algebra.

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Special expenses:

A graphing calculator is required.

Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:00 am
SEM 2 D1107 - Workshop

Located in: Olympia