Instructor: Octeau, J.


  • Syllabus

    Westerly High School Pre-Calculus Syllabus 2016-2017 ---------------------------------------------------------------------   Instructor: Mrs. Octeau Location: Rm 307 Email: jocteau@westerly.k12.ri.us Course: Precalculus CP (442) Credits: 1 Course Description: This course blends the concepts and skills that must be mastered before enrollment in a college level Calculus course. This course includes the study of relations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, and equations.   Textbook: Glencoe Mc-Graw Hill, PreCalculus, 2011 *TI-84 Calculators are suggested.   Course Sequence:   Semester One   Unit 1: Functions from a Calculus Perspective   • Describe subsets of real numbers • Identify and evaluate functions and state their domains • Use graphs of functions to estimate function values and find domains, ranges, y-intercepts, and zeros of functions. • Explore symmetries of graphs, and identify even vs. odd functions. • Use limits to determine the continuity of a function. • Use limits to describe end behavior of functions. • Determine intervals on which functions are increasing, constant, or decreasing, and determine maxima and minima of functions. • Determine the average rate of change of a function. • Identify, graph, and describe parent functions. • Identify and graph transformations of parent functions. • Perform function operations. • Find composition of functions. • Use horizontal line test to determine whether a function has an inverse function. • Find inverse functions algebraically and graphically.   Unit 2: Rational Functions   • Analyze and graph rational functions • Solve rational equations. • Find the equations of vertical, horizontal, and oblique asymptotes.   Semester Two:   Unit 3: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions   • Evaluate, analyze, and graph exponential functions. • Solve problems involving exponential growth and dec

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