# Pre-calculus

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The Pre- calculus course covers the following topics linear, quadratic, absolute value, square root, and polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric and piecewise- defined functions. Questions on the exam will present these types of functions symbolically, graphically, verbally or in tabular form. Pre- calculus covers the materials which are considered to be prerequisites for Calculus I. Review the course content in the next tab List of Topics.

Each student is assigned to a Stutorialz precalculus tutor to help them during their precalculus course. This course is a blend of one-on-one sessions with the calculus tutor, and online self-guided study leading up to a cumulative final. Students will have up to two live online sessions per week with the instructor at an agreed upon time, and will actively engage with the lectures, online resources, and an online practice test at the end of each chapter. The online and computer-based resources coupled with the chapter assignments help to reinforce concepts taught in the precalculus online course. Students and parents can review progress and access the learning tools online at any time.

Before diving into a calculus course, students should have a strong grasp on the topics covered in precalculus, including: real numbers, complex numbers, graphing function, composite functions, polynomial functions, rational functions, trigonometry, exponential functions, vectors, limits, and more. By learning these concepts, students become prepared for the more advanced concepts of calculus. In order to get to this point, students may need one-on-one attention from an expert precalculus tutor. Stutorialz tutors are available around the clock to provide precalculus help when it comes to homework, test prep, general inquiries, and study guidance. Precalculus tutors are carefully chosen based on each student’s academic and personal style in order to improve scores and overall precalculus success.

1. Many of the questions test a student's knowledge of specific properties of the following types of functions: linear, quadratic, absolute value, square root, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise-defined. Questions on the exam will present these types of functions symbolically, graphically, verbally, or in tabular form. A solid understanding of these types of functions is at the core of all precalculus courses, and it is a prerequisite for enrolling in calculus and other college-level mathematics courses.
• Algebraic Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities (20%)
• Functions: Concept, Properties, and Operations (15%)
• Representations of Functions: Symbolic, Graphical, and Tabular (30%)
• Analytic Geometry (10%)
• Trigonometry and its Applications* (15%)
• Functions as Models (10%)