COURSE CODE: MPREC12
FOUNDATION COURSE: PRE-CALCULUS 11 or PRECALCULUS 11 HONOURS
*This course may be offered in Period 1 or outside of the timetable.
This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. This might include Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering and Commerce. This course will emphasis that: Understanding the characteristics of families of functions, allows us to model and understand relationships and to build connections between classes of functions. Transformations of shapes extended to function and relations in all of their representations. Graphs of polynomial, radical, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithm functions as well as conics will be analyzed. Using inverses is the foundation of solving equations and can be extended to relationships between functions. Solving polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithm equations will be discussed both graphically (with and without technology) and algebraically. Proving trigonometric identities, evaluating trigonometric functions, exploring geometric sequence & series, and using sigma notation will also be included. The core and curricular competencies will be addressed throughout the course. The option to purchase math workbook is available if students choose to write in it.
At the end of this course students are prepared for Calculus 12.