|Pre-Calculus is a dual credit course for college-bound students which prepare them to solve numerous "real world" problems, and provides a foundation for the study of calculus. The course includes an in-depth study of the structure of the real number system, computational skills, and solving of equations and systems of equations, and functional analysis including polynomial, rational, algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. An in-depth study of trigonometry will be included. This course is a combination of the college algebra and trigonometry curriculum.|
|Successful completion of Algebra II. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a Math ACT score of 20 or above or passing of the college prerequisite test.|
|Fee Special Info:|
|Five hours of MAT 130 Pre-Calculus from MWSU will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. |
A fee is required for the dual credit.
|College Algebra is a course which considers an in-depth study of the structure of the real number system, computational skills, equation solving, and functional analysis including polynomial, rational, algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. A study of graphing techniques will be enhanced through the use of graphing calculators. The course will conclude with a consideration of systems of equations, and matrices.|
|Successful completion of Algebra II. |
Dual credit: Successful completion of Algebra II along with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a Math ACT score of 20 or greater.
|Fee Special Info:|
|The year long course is intended for the college bound student who would benefit from a year long algebra emphasis. |
The semester course is a dual credit class taken in conjuction with Missouri Western State University. Three hours of MAT 116 college credit from MWSU will be awarded upon successful completion of the course and tutuin fee.
|This course is primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The course will emphasize a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations also are important. Broad concepts and widely applicable methods are emphasized. Technology is used regularly by students and teachers to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results. This course will emphasize problem solving, communicating mathematical concepts and applying mathematics in real-world settings.|
|Successful completion of Precalculus or Trigonometry|
|This is a full-year course that extends algebra skills to the basic mathematical shapes that lie in a plane and their relationships. The importance of inductive and deductive reasoning patterns is emphasized. In this course students will use various problem-solving techniques coupled with geometry to solve real world problems. This will include working with points, lines, angles, two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional shapes. Students will solve right triangles using the Pythagorean theorem and trigonometric functions. Students will utilize the concepts of coordinate geometry to find distance and midpoint as well as use the fundamental concepts of logic. Emphasis will also be placed on solving algebraic equations, inequalities, and systems of equations. Students will use counting techniques to solve problems involving sample spaces and determine simple and compound probabilities of events. They will apply characteristics and properties of 2-D and 3-D geometric shapes, use coordinate geometry, apply transformations and symmetry to analyze math situations, and find surface area and volume of geometric figures. Students will use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data and apply basic concepts of probability. Students planning to attend a four-year college should take this course.|
|Algebra I or equivalent|