Pre-Calculus A

Enrollment Message:

Students enrolled in Pre-Calculus should not enroll in Trigonometry as much of the same material is covered. A graphing calculator is needed for both Pre-Calculus A and Pre-Calculus B.

This course is the first in a two-course sequence and builds on student understanding of functions and mathematical models of real-world phenomena. Course material is presented in four ways: graphically, algebraically, numerically and verbally. The course contains units on functions and math models, periodic functions and right triangles, applications of trigonometric and circular functions, trigonometric function properties, identities, and parametric functions, properties of combined sinusoids, and properties of elementary functions. Students enrolled in Pre-Calculus A should not enroll in Trigonometry. Prerequisites: Algebra 2 and Geometry

Course Objectives: N/A

Course Outline:

Unit 1 is functions and math models,

Unit 2 is periodic functions and right triangle problems,

Unit 3 is applications of trigonometric and circular functions,

Unit 4 is trigonometric function properties, identities, and parametric functions,

Unit 5 is properties of combined sinusoids, and

Unit 6 is properties of elementary functions.

Resources Included: N/A

Additional Costs: A graphing calculator is needed, as: TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus.

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/
Students must also have access to YouTube.

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: Students enrolled in Pre-Calculus A should not enroll in Trigonometry as much of the same material is covered. A graphing calculator is needed for both Pre-Calculus A and Pre-Calculus B.

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: Common Core State Standards-Math
NCAA Approved: Yes
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 02110
MDE Endorsement Code: EX - Mathematics
MMC Minimum Requirements: Math - 4th Year Elective

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Michigan Virtual
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus