This course is designed to provide a strong foundation in pre-calculus concepts, techniques, and applications to prepare students for more advanced work in mathematics. The primary topics studied are graphical analysis' functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic; complex numbers; polar coordinates and complex numbers in polar form; discrete mathematics; data analysis; and trigonometry. Problems will relate abstract concepts to real world situations. These are the same topics covered in Accelerated Analysis, only in greater depth and at a faster pace. The course also includes limits, parametric equations, and some topics from statistics. Students must have the recommmendation of their previous teacher. Juniors intending to take AP Calculus BC level as seniors should elect this course and maintain a "B" average throughout the course to do so. A graphing calculator is required for this course. The TI-83, TI-83 Plus, or TI-84 Plus are the recommended calculators.
Students electing this course will be required to complete a review packet over the summer to be submitted at the beginning of the school year. A grade for this assignment will be part of the student's first marking period grade.