I am a lifelong student who loves learning, and who loves to teach even more. My path through college included pre-veterinary studies, a brief encounter with engineering which took me through calculus 2, then on to liberal arts with a focus in psychology and Spanish for my B.S. in Liberal Arts from UF. My next turn took me into the dental hygiene program, earning an A.S. degree. I later entered graduate school (also at UF: Go Gators!) in entomology & nematology, until my first son was born. I always say that I haven't been bored a day since! Although I practiced in the field of dentistry for 27 years as a "career", I will never stop learning. After 13 years of homeschooling my 3 children, I fell in love with teaching just about anything, but my greatest passion is teaching my students, as I did my children, to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
**ALL MATH STUDENTS WILL NEED TO TAKE A PLACEMENT TEST AFTER REGISTRATION TO DETERMINE IF THEY ARE READY FOR THE SELECTED LEVEL (unless they took and passed a math class at UA for the 2021-22 school year).
Class: Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Trigonometry, identities, polar equations, logarithms, sequences, limits and other topics to prepare for calculus.
Major Concepts and Skills Include:
Understanding and working with trigonometric ratios, their reciprocals, and their inverses
Working with trigonometric expressions and identities
Understanding and working with polar coordinates and radian measure
Graphing and analyzing trigonometric functions
Understanding functions, limits, domain, and range
Working with Arithmetic and Geometric Series and Sequences
Additional Concepts and Skills:
Understanding and applying the Laws of Sines and Cosines
Understanding and applying the Sum, Difference, Double-Angle, and Half-Angle Identities
Proving trigonometric identities
Working with vectors and adding linear functions
Understanding and working with logarithms
Working with Euler's number and natural logarithms
Students must pass an Algebra 2 competency exam and undergo remediation if needed in order to place into this class. Appointments will be made to take the exam.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry
Required texts: Math-U-See
PreCalculus Student Pack [SKU# 1141: $44 new] which contains:
Student Workbook with lesson-by-lesson worksheets, review pages, and honors pages
PreCalculus Test booklet.
Tuition: $60/month for 9 months