MATH IIIA: PRECALCULUS
A primer course for calculus exploring linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. The graphing calculator is introduced and used throughout the course to operate with real-life data and applications. Students are taught to examine a situation from numerical, graphical and analytical perspectives. The last trimester deals with analytic trigonometry: fundamental identities, solving trigonometric equations, sum and difference formulas, Law of Sines and Law of Cosines. The course ends with sequences, series, sigma notation, and multivariable systems of equations and inequalities.
MATH III: INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA
Intermediate Algebra provides a straightforward program of study with continual reinforcement and progressive confidence building. The topics covered include a chapter on real numbers, linear equations, functions and graphs, systems of linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, simplifying expressions, radical equations and complex rational expressions. Practice of sample SAT’s are offered to keep the students comfortable with this particular type of examination format. The graphing calculator is introduced and used frequently in this course. The course ends with sequences, series, sigma notation, and multivariable systems of equations and inequalities.
Projective Geometry covers a historical view of the mathematical breakthroughs symbolizing new realms of thought. A comprehensive and hands-on experience of projective transformations and in particular, the geometrical experience of infinity, gives students a real experience of synthesizing these new ideas.