• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
    Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry Honors B
    Instructor: Gail Nicolini


    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

    Expectations of Pre Calculus Students:
    • Take responsibility for your education.
    • Be prepared everyday. Book with a cover, Pre Calculus notebook, Pencils, TI-84 CE Plus or TI-84 Graphing Calculator, Post-It notes.
    • Be on Time. It is expected of you in school and when you get a job.
    • Perfect attendance or as close to it as humanly possible. Absences are tough to recover from with Trimesters.
    • Complete all assignments with your best effort.
    • Turn all assignments in on time and 100% complete. Homework is practice and you will be successful if you do your homework.
    • Stay organized & take good notes. If I write something on the board it is important.
    • Participate in class.• Prepare for all exams and quizzes.
    • Put forth an effort equal to your ability.
    • Student will be expected to demonstrate their math skills to the class and field their questions.
    • Problems sets and notes collected on Test days.
    Course Description


    Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry blends the concepts and skills that must be mastered before enrollment in a college-level calculus course.  The course includes the study of (1) relations and functions, (2) exponential and logarithmic functions, (3) trigonometry in triangles, (4) trigonometric functions, (5) trigonometric identities and equations, (6) polar coordinates and complex numbers, (7) sequences and series and (8) data analysis. Note: A graphing calculator or such as a TI-83 or comparable is required. (NOT the TI-89 or QWERTY keypad calculators)

    ·         Grade Levels: 11 – 12

    ·         Prerequisite: Honors Geometry and Honors Algebra II or teacher recommendation

    ·         Credits: 2 trimester course for 2 credits

    ·         Counts as a Mathematics Course for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

    ·         A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course



    Instructional Content
    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.
    PC 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,3.1
    Trigonometric Functions
    Angles and Their Measures
    Trigonometric Functions of Acute Angles
    Quizzes, Unit Cirlce Card
    Homework Set I
    1.  P325 [2-42]E
    2.  P 336 [2-64]EOE
    3. P 347-8 [2-48]
    PC 4.5,4.6,4.7
    Graphs of Tangent,Cotangent, Secant, and Cosecant
    Tests and Quizzes, Worksheet on Graphing
    4. P357 [2-52] Evens
    Hand in Worksheet
    PC 4.5,4.6,4.7,4.8,4.9,
         4.11, 5.5,5.6, 1.6
    Graphs of Composite Trigonometric Functions
    Inverse Trigonometric Functions
    Solving Problems with Trigonometry
    Trigonomety Extended: The Circular Functions
    Graphs of Sine and Cosine: Sinusoids
    Test and Quizzes
    5.  P 365 [2-16]E
    6.  p. 585 [2-32]E
    7.  P 393-5 [2-24]E
    p. 399 [2-30]E
      Red Problems
    skip 83,90
    PC 5.1,5.2,5.3,5.45.5,5.6
    Analytic Trigonometry
    Fundamental Identities
    Proving Trigonometric Identities
    Sum and Difference Identities
    Multiple-Angle Identities
    Tests and Quizzes, Worksheet on Graphing
    Problem Set II
    1.  p410 [2-42]
    2.  p 410 [44-74]
    3.  P 418 [6-36]E
    4.  p 418 [38-50]E
    5.  p  425 problems 4,8,10,12
    14,20,24,28 & [32-42]E  / p426 [48-54] E
    6.  P 432 [2-40]
    PC 5.5,5.63.3,3.4
    The Law of Sines
    The Law of Cosines
    Project on Laws and Area
    Problem Set
    1.  p. 439 [2-12]E
    2.  p. 448 [2-40]E
    PC 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.71.10
    Analytic Geometry in Two and Three Dimensions
    Conic Sections and Parabolas
    Tests and Quizzes
    Problem Set
    1.  p587 [2-30]Evens
    2.  P587-8 [32-36]even
                   [50-56] evend
    PC 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.71.10
    Tests and Quizzes
    3. p. 599-600
            [2-16] evens
    4. p.  599-600
    5. p 609 -610  
    PC 7.1,7.2,7.3,7.4,7.6
    Translations and Rotations
    Tests and Quizzes
     6. page609-610
    7.  page 618
     Introduction to Limits
    Tests and Quizzes
    PC 7.5,9.1,9.2
    Intro To Calculus
    Limits and Motions:  The Tangent Problem
    the Area Problem
    Tests and Quizzes
    Problem Set
    P 744 [24-32]E
    use f(x+h) - f(x)/h
    then find the derivative
    Last find the value at the x if given
    PC 7.5,9.1,9.2
    Introduction to Calculus:
    Limits, Derivatives and Integrals
    Numerical Derivatives and Integrals
    Tests and Quizzes
    Varies from above
    Trigonometry to Limits
    Final Review
    Tests and Quizzes