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Advanced Algebra with PreCalculus - 2012-2013 Course Narrative Course Title: Advanced Algebra/PreCalculus Course Description: Loudoun County Public Schools describes the course as follows: This course is an elective beyond the Algebra 2 level which prepares the student for college mathematics. PreCalculus students receive a bridge from Algebra 2 to Calculus by being introduced to the notion of a limit. PreCalculus is a course for very capable mathematics students who have successfully completed the academic program through Algebra 2. The objective is to provide a thorough preparation for college mathematics, especially Calculus, by including a study of trigonometry and other advanced mathematics topics. Learning expectations: The student will (including but not limited to): - Incorporate the use of technology when appropriate Understand the subsets of the complex number system Review complex numbers, polynomial expressions, radicals, and exponents Find compositions and inverses of functions. Investigate the continuity of functions. Solve and graph polynomial functions and inequalities Solve problems involving arithmetic and geometric sequences and series Solve and graph rational , logarithmic and exponential functions Identify and use trigonometric ratios, inverses, and formulas Solve application problems using Trigonometry Graph the six trigonometric functions and their inverses Understand and apply circular functions Prove trigonometric identities Solve trigonometric equations Grading Summative 100% (including, but not limited to…) o Tests o Quizzes o Problem Sets/Graded Worksheets o Group Work o Projects o Test corrections (where assigned) o Skills Quizzes Formative 0% (including, but not limited to…) o Homework o Classwork