Grades 11-12 Credit: 1
Pre-Calculus is designed to prepare the students for a college level calculus course. The course will have a strong emphasis on the analysis of functions, the applications of trigonometry and solving real-life word problems. The final semester of Pre-Calculus will focus on the fundamentals of introductory calculus including limits, definition of derivative, derivative rules and curve sketching. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to take a school final exam approved by the University at Albany. A graphing calculator is required for this course. The recommended model is the TI 84+.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II Honors or Regents and a passing score on the Algebra II Regents.