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Pre-Calculus (PAP) Syllabus East Early College High School Houston, Texas Mr. Park, Y Phone: 713.847.4809 E-mail: ypark@houstonisd.org Conference Time: A:12:25-1:30; B: 2:00-3:15 Tutoring Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday: 3:30 pm Course: Pre-Calculus Textbook: Advanced Mathematics with trigonometry. Course Material: A graphing calculator is required. Course Description: This course is designed to better prepare students for calculus. In this course. The students study polynomials, rational equations, exponential and logarithmic functions as well as trigonometry. Course Objectives: The objective of pre-calculus is to enable you to acquire a working understanding of functions. This involves: recognizing function types and their characteristics, predicting the behavior of a function from the value of its parameters, using functions to analyze data, establishing connections between functions and real world, and developing the level of mathematical understanding required for subsequent study of calculus. The following topics are addressed but not necessarily in order they are presented. Trigonometry, Linear function, Quadratic function, Composition of functions and inverses, Polynomial functions, Rational functions, Exponential functions, Logarithmic functions, Polar Coordinates and Equations, Vectors, Parametric Equations. Grading Procedure: Exams (60%) Assignments (40%) Pre-requisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II