Grade 11 Mathematics: Precalculus
I am Dr. Dave Paulus. I have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, and I have been an engineering college professor for the past twelve years. I also own an engineering consulting company where I apply math, science, and engineering to solve real problems.
The goal of this course is to teach you advanced mathematical concepts in a way that is easy to understand and to prepare you for calculus. You will learn precalculus through condensed and easy to follow lessons. The course avoids the traditional frustrations experienced by students through down-to-earth explanations in familiar terms. Precalculus is a bridge between the worlds of high school and college mathematics. This course focuses on advanced algebra and trigonometry. It also introduces basic calculus.
Precalculus helps students develop the mental discipline that will serve them throughout their lives. This course will help students develop reasoning and analytical skills which may be applied to problems outside the typical world of mathematics, and it will develop math skills that will help students perform well in standardized tests. This high school math course emphasizes higher order thinking skills and uses practical, real-life math examples to teach the material. Precalculus students learn concepts through lessons and practice.
Upon the their successful completion of this course, students will be ready to move on to calculus.