Chaffey High School
Pre-Calculus Honors

Updated 11 March 2016



Abraham de Moivre

Mathematician Historical Summaries and Images source: The University of St. Andrews, Scotland.


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     The course

     Syllabus Updated 24 July 2015

     Current class information Updated 11 March 2016

     Links to Resources Updated 28 July 2014

     Grades Grades are posted on School Loop.

     Letter to Parents Updated 25 July 2015

     Final Exam Schedule Updated 23 February 2016


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This animated gif illustrates de Moivre's Theorem applied to the number 1.  Each successive image shows the roots of one plotted on a unit circle in the complex plane.  Image credit: Root of Unity -- from Wolfram MathWorld

Pre-calculus is the study of functions and relations, linear functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, power, polynomial and rational functions, trigonometric functions, polar functions, and parametric functions as a preparation for the study of calculus. The introductory calculus topics of limits, continuity, rate of change, derivatives and integrals are presented. Activities and instruction emphasize the Rule of Four (analytic, graphical, numerical, and verbal) approach to understanding and applying the topics and techniques of this course.

Click on the link below for current class information, assignments, pictures from class activities, and selected notes from class.


Current Information Updated 11 March 2016


California has not defined standards for Pre-Calculus.  Our course, however, meets the State's standards for Trigonometry, Linear Algebra, and Mathematical Analysis. Click here to see how our course is aligned with these standards.


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