Pre-requisites to this course include Geometry and Algebra 2. This course is designed to give an introduction to basic pre-calculus topics with integrated ACT practice over 30 weeks in an hour and a half session. Many high school students have a gap in what they have learned through Geometry/Algebra 2 and what is assessed on the ACT. This course fills in that gap. Students will be introduced to advanced functions, trigonometry, analytic geometry and basic calculus concepts. Students will also learn how to use their graphing calculator to help them solve ACT problems faster and more efficiently.
The course will be structured with tutor-made videos weekly and practice problems done through iXL.com. Practice worksheets, tests and quizzes will be assigned throughout the course as well. In-class time will be spent reinforcing the video lessons and being exposed to ACT practice. Students will engage with their peers to problem-solve and enhance their critical thinking skills. Students will need to come to class having viewed the weekly lessons and completed their online assignments in order to stay on track. Monthly assignment calendar sheets will be given for students to follow and make sure they are ready to fully participate in class each week.
Curriculum: Precalculus Demystified, Second Edition
Link for the textbook: https://www.amazon.com/Pre-calculus-Demystified-Second-Rhonda-Huettenmueller/dp/0071778497/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515180513&sr=1-1&keywords=precalculus+demystified
Note: “A graphing calculator is needed for this class. Students need to have a Ti-83, Ti-84, Ti-83 plus or Ti-84 plus. Students will receive instruction on calculator usage and helpful ACT hints and tricks with the calculator.”
Class Homework requirements: Daily assignments of lessons and practice; occasional tests and quizze
Class Fee: $415
Supply and Technology fee: $80
Tutor: Lindsay Lamport
*Supply fees include a one year subscription to an online immersive math program (’s progress.) that provides a platform for comprehensive math studies and real time observations of student
*Two personal tutoring sessions provided with the class (1 for each semester, scheduled outside of class time).
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom, I will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via zoom. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.