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Self-Paced Honors Precalculus

This is a self-paced class not designed for the AP Precalculus exam. Students intending to enroll in the AP Precalculus exam should take my AP Precalculus class

Course Description

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive study of functions, which are the basis of calculus and other higher mathematics courses. The students will study the properties and graphs of trigonometric, polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential and logarithmic functions, inequalities, polar coordinates, complex numbers, conic sections, matrices, vectors, sequences, series, counting and probability. Students who successfully complete this course will be ready to take AP Calculus and college Calculus.


Early Bird Special: $450. After June 30 is $495.


All students should have successfully completed Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. If you have not completed the prerequisite, please sign up for Honors Algebra II

Course Delivery

Online platform. Students access class materials on Canvas, MyLab and College Board AP Classroom any time most convenient for them. All class materials are available 24/7. 

  • Teacher produced video lectures for each section

  • Weekly assignment, chapter tests and exams

  • There is no live class


Students work at their own pace and they have at most one year to complete the class. Students can ask questions in the discussion forum where the instructor and TA can answer the questions.  


Precalculus by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David I. Schneider, Callie Daniels. 7th edition. 

Mandatory: You will need to purchase the ebook that gives you access to MyLab Math for the online HW, quizzes and tests (around $100).  You don't need to purchase a physical book.

Instruction will be sent out after registration.


Technical Requirements

  • Computer, high-speed internet access, e-mail capability, with camera

  • Smartphone or scanner to save multiple handwritten pages as a single PDF file

  • Graphing calculator – TI-89, TI-Nspire, or TI-83/84 Plus 

Why take this class? 

The course: 

  • Prepares students for calculus (including AP Calculus AB and BC) and to succeed in both STEM and non-STEM majors. 

  • Students who want to complete a fourth year of math in high school.  Students who take math all 4 years of high school are 140.5% more likely to be considered “college ready” and “calculus ready.” 

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