Pre Calculus

Special thanks to the teachers at Lewis & clark high School in Spokane Washington! Mark Lund, Matt TullyRupert & Josh Fischer who helped me design the pacing guides and flow of the curriculum for Precalculus & Honors Precalculus
precalculus  Fall 2010; unit 1,2,3
precalculus rubric
precalculus basic function problems
precalculus basic function problems page 2
precalculus basic function problems page 3 (exponential)
precalculus basic function problems page 4 (trigonometry)
precalculus basic function problems page 4 (trigonometry)
precalculus basic function problems page 5 (analytic trig)


Precalculus online help  Pearson Education
In the drop down menu pick pick the following category:
Demana: Precalculus; graphical, numerical, algebraic, 7E


Remember, Precalculus is sometimes referred to as the heavy lifting of mathematics. To be successful with the math concepts in
this unit it is NOT necessary to complete all of th eitems below. This is a list of resources I may use depending on time allowed and each classes demonstration of
understanding of each math concept. Each item listed should have the problems listed necessary to demonstrate complete understanding of the particular math concept. If the student
wants or needs more practice then feel free to complete more of the items on the given worksheet. NOTE: if these problems are 'easy' then move on, BUT
if you find difficulty with the math concepts then MORE practice is needed! I definitely understand that to do all the work listed in each unit would take an extremely long time so just
remember to make a plan, budget your time, and if a problem arises that you do not understand make sure to get help before you fall behind. At the end of each unit you will see an 'honors section' which also contains specific worksheets
focusing on specific math concepts.
Answer keys will be provided for all of the assignments during class.
Unit 1  Exploring Functions
preassessment for students
book work section 11; page 81 #1,3,5,7 & 1148 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
domain & range practice
domain & range practice part 2
book work section 12; page 102 #1,3,5,7 & 1170 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
examine example 7 & 8 for additional understanding!
section 1 & 2 practice assessment
book work section 13; page 113 #1,3,5,7 & 1166 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
book work section 14 page 124 #1,3,5,7 & 1150 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
book work section 15; page 135 #1,3,5,7 & 1148 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
book work section 16; page 147 #1,3,5,7 & 1150 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
function composition worksheet
inverses worksheet
10 basic functions master table
10 basic functions table  name that function
10 basic functions table  give the standard equation
10 basic functions table  sketch the basic form
diagonals of a regular polygon
diagonals of a regular polygon practice
formulas for geometric figures
Honors PreCalculus additional practice
domain & range practice
composite functions practice
parametrics equations & domain/range practice
parametrics equations & domain/range practice part 2
book work unit 1 review; page 165 #1,3,5,7 & 1160 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
Unit 1 Final Assessment should be done by Oct. 15th.
Unit 1 practice assessment


Unit 2  Polynomial, Power, & Rational Functions
Unit 2 preassessment
Parametrics & rates of change worksheet
Parametrics & rates of change take home quiz
Working with rectangles and rates of change
completing the square practice
completing the square practice part 2
book work section 21; page 182 #1,3,5,7 & 1162 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
book work section 22; page 196 #1,3,5,7 & 1163 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
book work section 23; page 210 #1,3,5,7 & 1163 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
book work section 23; exploration #1  end behavior practice
book work section 24; page 223 #1,3,5,7 & 1165 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
book work section 25; page 235 #1,3,5,7 & 1158 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
book work section 26; page 245 #1,3,5,7 & 1166 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
book work section 27; page 182 #1,3,5,7 & 1148 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
book work section 28; page 182 #1,3,5,7 & 1148 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
book work review section; page 182 #1,3,5,7 & 1148 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
Honors PreCalculus additional practice
degree & leading coefficient practice
honors sections 2.3 extrema practice
honors sections 2.4 multiplicity practice
honors sections 2.4 additional practice
honors section 2.5 conjugates, graphing complex numbers
honors section 2.5 conjugates, graphing complex numbers day 2
honors section 2.6 conjugates, graphing complex numbers day 3
honors section 2.6 conjugates, graphing complex numbers day 4
honors section 2.7 asymptotes & intercepts practice day 1
honors section 2.7 asymptotes & intercepts practice day 2
honors section 2.7 asymptotes & intercepts practice day 3
honors section 2.8 extraneous solutions practice
honors section 2.9 inequalities solutions practice
Unit 2 Final Assessment should be done by Dec. 20th. (Holiday Break)
Unit 2 practice Final


Unit 3  Exponential, Logistic, & Logarithmic Functions
exponents rich task practice
solving exponents & logarithms practice
Honors PreCalculus additional practice
Exponential functions practice
Base 'e' exponential practice
exponential growth & decay practice
exponential growth & decay practice day 2
Logarithm practice
Logarithm practice day 2
Logarithm practice day 3
evaluate logarithms practice
logarithms & time value of $$$ practice
Unit 3 Final Assessment should be done by Jan. 31st.
Unit 3 final review


Unit 4  Trignonometric Functions
truss trigonometry
new look at distances & fractions
Inverse trigonometry supplement
Chapter 4 section 4; click on this link to see the sine & cosine function graphed
Honors PreCalculus additional practice
convert to decimal form practice
Conversion from Angular Speed to Linear Speed
Trigonometric Functions of Angles Other Than Positive and Acute
periodic functions practice day 1
periodic transformations practice day 2
specific shifts to periodic functions practice day 3
conitnuity/discontinuity practice
continuity/discontinuity practice day 2
evaluate inverse trig functions
evaluate inverse trig functions day 2
Unit 4 Final Assessment should be done by Feb. 28th.
Unit 4 practice Final


Unit 5  Analytic Trigonometry
Honors PreCalculus additional practice
trigonometry identities
trigonometry sum & difference identities
trigonometry multiple angle identities
Unit 5 Final Assessment should be done by Mar. 31st.
Unit 5 practice Final


Unit 6  Applications of Trigonometry
Polar coordinates packet
Honors PreCalculus additional practice
vectors in a plane practice
vectors in a plane practice day 2
dot product of vectors practice
parametric equations practice
polar coordinates practice
trignonometry form of complex numbers
Unit 6 Final Assessment should be done by Apr. 30th.


Unit 7  Systems & Matrices (partial fraction practice)
Honors PreCalculus additional practice
partial fraction decomposition of the rational functions practice
partial fraction decomposition of the rational functions practice day 2
partial fraction decomposition of the rational functions practice day 3
Unit 7 Final Assessment should be done by May. 31st.


Unit 8  Analytic Geometry (2D & 3D) Conic Sections
the 6 basic conic sections & parabola shapes created by plane intersections
Honors PreCalculus additional practice
conic sections & parabola practice
unit 8 review practice
Unit 8 Final Assessment should be done by June. 15th.


Unit 9  Discrete Mathematics: sequences & series of numbers
Honors PreCalculus additional practice
sequences & series practice
sequences & series practice day 3
sequences & series practice day 4
sequences & series practice day 5
sequences & series convergent/divergent practice day 1
sequences & series convergent/divergent practice day 2
fibonnaci series practice
Unit 9 Final Assessment should be done by June. 15th.


Unit 10  Introduction to Calculus: Limits, Derivatives, & Integrals
Honors PreCalculus additional practice
Limits & Motion practice
Limits & Motion practice day 2
Limits & Motion practice derivatives
Limits & Motion practice area practice day 2
Limits & Motion practice area practice day 3
Unit 10 Final Assessment should be done by June. 15th.


Extra practice  brush up on your algebra skills!
factoring trinomials
multiply binomials
completing the square
parabolas



