This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this class for anybody who enjoys algebra and geometry or perhaps has an interest in the mathematics field. It was very interesting to learn many different concepts in which students knew how to do on a calculator, but then you actually learned how to perform this without the use of your calculator by the end of the school year. Many of the problems were also very practical and susceptible to actually being used in the real world.
Course highlights:
The biggest highlight of this course was being introduced to the unit circle whichwith it came a whole new set set of concepts and measurements. Personally, it was hard to pick up however other picked it up much easier. On the flip side, we did a lot more in depth factoring which I personally enjoyed and understood fairly well, although for the most part students who understood the unit circle with ease struggled with this more complicated factoring.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
For me, I took Honors Precalculus and it was a mistake. If you are going to take it, be aware that it is few of all new concepts and it is crucial to study throughout the year and complete your homework. And if you're like me, take the regular class so that you can gain a deeper understanding of it. Either way, it is very important to put the work in or you will slip behind. A few times, I asked for help from my teacher or a tutor in the honor society with concepts I may have been struggling with. Looking up YouTube videos, re-reading your textbook, and completing addition problems on the topic to cement your understanding are also great ways to help yourself. In addition, be aware that the tests are timed and take that into consideration when you are studying.