This college preparatory course begins with a review of key Algebra II topics and then proceeds to explore trigonometric, geometric and advanced algebraic topics, which will prepare the student for calculus. It includes the in-depth study of how to analyze, perform operations on and graph different functions. Polynomial, power, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions along with other functions will be studied. As time permits, the course will include a brief survey of matrices, sequences and series. Student participation is encouraged. A graphing calculator is required for the duration of the course, as it will be used to attain a visual understanding of the concepts being taught and confirm acquired answers.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry and 80% in Algebra II. Teacher recommendation required.