Recommended Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 11, with a grade of B or higher.
Pre-Calculus 12 is required for entry into post-secondary studies in economics, engineering, mathematics and science. It is best suited for mathematically capable, hard-working students and it will require a significant amount of work outside of class each day (30-60 minutes per night). Students must master many problem-solving skills and amass a large repertoire of problems in order to be successful in Calculus.
This course continues to build on algebraic skills learned in previous courses and extends them into the following topics: Transformations; Polynomial Functions, Radical and Rational Functions, Exponential & Logarithmic Functions; Trigonometric Functions; Trigonometric Equations & Identities; Sequences & Series; and Conics.
Students enrolled in this course have the option of participating in the annual Euclid Mathematics Contest, offered in the spring each year. Top-achieving students may receive post-secondary bursaries and/or special program admission privileges.
Pre-Calculus 12 prepares students for graduation and for