The A Portion this course introduces students to advanced studies leading to calculus. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on function families and their representations. The course briefly reviews linear equations, inequalities, and systems and moves purposefully into the study of functions. Students then discover the nature of graphs and deepen their understanding of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Scaffolding rigorous content with clear instruction, the course leads students through an advanced study of trigonometric functions, matrices, and vectors. The course concludes with a short study of probability and statistics.
Unit 1: Equations and Inequalities
Unit 2: Functions
Unit 3: Polynomial Functions
Unit 4: Rational Functions
Unit 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions