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## Pre-Calculus

Concurrent Enrollment for college credit through Northern Michigan University

This Pre-Calculus class is offered as "concurrent enrollment" through Northern Michigan University. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive 4 college credits for MA 115 on an NMU college transcript, as well as credit for Pre-Calculus on their Forest Park transcript. It is a rigorous, upper-level elective course, but one that is immensely rewarding and valuable to the student's future.

Weight for semester grade(s) in the course will be 35% each quarter and 30% semester/final exam.

**Course Description:**This course provides the necessary foundation for students who plan to study calculus. Topics include trigonometric functions and identities, basic laws in trigonometry, polar coordinates, complex numbers, transcendental functions, the conics, parametric equations, vectors, three-dimensional analytical geometry, sequences, series, limits, permutations and combinations and mathematical induction.**Learning Outcomes (primary focus of examinations)**- The student will be able to successfully work with linear, quadratic, and non-linear standard functions, including terminology, graphing, and applications.
- The student will be able to successfully manipulate logarithmic and exponential expressions.
- The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the basic trigonometric functions and identities, including graphing by hand.
- The student will be able to successfully evaluate inverse trigonometric functions and solve inverse trigonometric equations equations.
- The student will be able to successfully work with complex numbers and algebraic expressions in polar form.

**Categories for course grade calculation:**Homework, quizzes, tests, etc.- Homework/Homework Quizzes: 20%
- Mid-Chapter Quizzes: 30%
- Tests: 50%

- Score of 65% or higher on final exam to receive passing grade in the class. (NMU Requirement)
- Passing grade for the class is a C- or better. (NMU Requirement)

Weight for semester grade(s) in the course will be 35% each quarter and 30% semester/final exam.

## Helpful Resources

Your textbook has several helpful resources (such as solutions, interactivity, videos, and tutorial help) that can be found online at LarsonPrecalculus.com. Feel free to explore the website or use the buttons below.

Watch and listen to the worked-out solutions to the Checkpoint Exercises |
Watch instructor Dana Mosely explain various concepts |
Assess your content knowledge before and after each chapter |