Pre-Calculus B

Course Description:

Precalculus encompasses the rudiments of calculus, analytical geometry, and trigonometry. In Precalculus B, you will explore and build your knowledge of conic sections, matrices, sequences, induction, and probability and apply this knowledge to real-world situations. You will also study basic concepts of calculus, such as the limits of a function and area under the curve.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Pre-Calculus B
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Pre-Calculus
Course Provider : Parchment School District
Content Provided By : My Virtual Academy
Online Instructor Provided By : Parchment School District
Standards Addressed : Michigan Merit Curriculum, Common Core State Standards
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Open Entry / Open Exit, Semester, Trimester
Subject Area : Mathematics
Course Identifier : Pre-Calculus
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 2 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website :
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 800-297-2119

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Additional Course Information:

This course will help you meet these goals: Understand the conic section while exploring parabolas, ellipses, hyperbolas, and circles and their graphs. Use Cavalieri's principle to derive formulas for spheres, cylinders, and other solid figures. Solve systems of linear equations with two or three variables using Gauss-Jordan elimination. Identify and perform addition, subtraction, and multiplication on matrices. Compute the determinant of a matrix. Solve systems of linear equations using an inverse matrix. Use matrices to transform vectors in a plane. Calculate the expected value of a random variable and interpret it as the mean of the probability distribution. Develop a probability distribution for a random variable defined for a sample space in which you can calculate probabilities empirically or theoretically and find the expected value. Weigh the possible outcomes of a decision by assigning probabilities to payoff values and finding expected values. Explore limits and techniques used to find the limit of a function. Explore tangent lines and area under curves.
Unit 1: Conic Sections
Unit 2: Matrices
Unit 3: Sequences, Induction, and Probability
Unit 4: Limits: Introduction to Calculus
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In order to be successful in our program, it is important for the student to remain in constant communication with the online instructor. The online instructor will be communicating with the student 1-2 times per week. Communication between the student and online instructor will be phone, email, texting, and/or discussion boards. Online instructors provide families with their weekly office hours and My Virtual Academy is open Monday – Thursday from 8 AM – 8 PM, Friday from 8 AM – 4 PM and Saturday from 8AM – 2 PM with staff available to answer questions/concerns. Messages received after hours will be returned the next school day. Parents/Guardians/Students will have access to the curriculum and gradebook 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
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