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All general announcements for my classes are posted below, as well as descriptions and calendars for all my classes.

General Announcements


College Algebra

This course is intended for students who plan to continue their college mathematics education or to meet college transfer requirements.  Topics include: advanced factoring of higher order polynomials; solving quadratic inequalities; advanced topics in relations, functions and their graphs; zeroes, graphs and applications of polynomial and rational functions; and exponential and logarithmic functions.

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Algebra 2

This course rigorously engages in algebraic and geometric concepts already established in Algebra 1, Geometry, and other previous courses. By the end of the course, students will acquire and develop advanced algebra skills such as solving linear, quadratic, and polynomial equations and systems; basic and analytic trigonometry; functions and their graphs; statistics; and probability. In addition to acquiring and developing these skills manually, students will be introduced to the TI-84 graphing calculator to further foster these skills through the help of technology. Completion of this course will allow students to greatly further their mathematical skills in future courses such as Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, College Algebra, and Elementary Statistics.

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Calculus

This course is designed to introduce the concepts of derivative and integral to the student interested in pursuing degrees related to engineering, science or mathematics. Specific topics include functions and graphs; slopes and rates of change; limit theory and continuous functions; formal differentiation; applications of differentiation; integration; and applications of integration.

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RTI Math

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Pre-Calculus

Pre-Calculus (commonly abbreviated as Pre-Calc) extends the concepts learned in Algebra 2 and places greater emphasis on geometry, functions, and graphs. By the end of the course, students shall have deep understanding of equations and inequalities; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs; analytic geometry and conic sections, basic and analytic trigonometry and their applications, and introductory concepts of calculus. Students will be frequently using the TI-84 graphing calculator to develop the understanding of the above topics. Completion of this course will adequately prepare students to take Calculus – either at the high school or at the college level.

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Elementary Statistics

This course is a study of the collection and interpretation of statistical data.  Specific topics include description of sample data, summary statistics, probability, probability distributions, sampling and point estimation, testing of hypotheses, and correlation and regression.

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