High School Pre-Calculus Curriculum
Time4Learning’s pre-calculus curriculum is one of five math courses offered at the high school level. Students aiming to apply to a selective four-year college or who plan to major in a math or science-related field should complete a pre-calculus course in high school.
Our online pre-calculus course is taught using a combination of multimedia lessons, instructional videos, quizzes, tests, and other projects. All instruction is standards-based and helps to prepare students for college math courses.
On this page, you will discover what topics are covered in a high school pre-calculus course, learn more about the general objectives for pre-calculus, and find out how families can use Time4Learning as their core curriculum or as a pre-calculus summer course.
What Do You Learn in Pre-Calculus?
Pre-calculus is a year-long course that provides a structured entry to advanced studies while building on concepts learned in previous high school math courses. Designed to be taken after Algebra II, pre-calculus builds upon students’ understanding of various aspects of functions and expands their knowledge of trigonometric functions, all while helping them make connections between geometry and algebra.
Time4Learning’s online pre-calculus course for high school students is made up of the following 10 chapters:
- Functions and Modeling
- Analytic Trigonometry
- Complex Numbers and Polar Coordinates
- Systems and Matrices
- Analytic Geometry
- Sequences and Series
Learning Objectives for Pre-Calculus
The topics that are covered in pre-calculus encourage students to use problem solving and prepare them for future pursuits that may include STEM (science/technology/engineering/math) careers. Pre-calculus emphasizes mathematical analysis and critical thinking rather than just the memorization of facts.
Throughout the pre-calculus course, students will reach for the following goals:
- Make connections between numeric, graphical, and algebraic representations of relations and functions
- Use mathematical modeling to solve real-world problems
- Apply a variety of techniques to solve equations, inequalities, and systems
Why Choose Time4Learning’s High School Pre-Calculus Curriculum?
Research shows that technology-enhanced learning can improve mathematical skills at the high school level. Time4Learning’s online pre-calculus course is designed to help students acquire, practice, and apply skills and knowledge. Our standards-based content develops students’ ability to make sense of problems and reason abstractly–core skills needed for all advanced mathematics courses.
Some of the reasons that our pre-calculus curriculum is so popular with families and students include:
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