Average Rating
Course Difficulty
Easy 25%
Medium 75%
Hard 0%
Top Course Tags
Math-heavy
Background Knowledge Expected
Many Small Assignments
Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
The class challenges to use more than one strategy learned over the years in math.
Course highlights:
The highlights was receiving good grades on all the test and being in a course I understood.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Memorization and paying attention in class is KEY!
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
It is recommended because it is the step needed if you want to take AP calculus or calculus in high school. You learn the essential basics needed for the next step, and while some concepts may be tough, it is better to prepare yourself than to struggle in Calculus.
Course highlights:
A lot of what we were taught had to do with trignometry. We learned about trig functions as well as inverse trig functions, and incorporated our knowledge of those into other concepts such as triangles and polar units. Precalculus is basically a whole lot of trig.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
You should study, and really do your homework. Precalculus can hit you really hard if you don't study at all. Khan academy is your friend, so use it. The course takes some work, so it isn't easy. But if you put some effort into learning concepts, you will be fine.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
In Honors Pre-Calculus, everything you have learned in your past Geometry and Algebra classes finally start to make sense. The trigonometry equations from Geometry are taken and applied to the solving processes of Algebra II. This class also does not require complete mastery of previous math courses in order to be successful. I performed at an average level in my Geometry course and had a very difficult time in Algebra II, but Pre-Calculus was so much easier for me to understand. I also had an excellent teacher who explained the course simply yet kept challenging us to improve everyday. My teacher and her class finally made me excited for math class for the first time in my life.
Course highlights:
The highlight of this course for me was the trigonometry identities unit. The identities were dozens of formulas of trigonomic equations working together to solve for other trigonomic equations. The whole concept brings trigonometry full circle and brings a better understanding for the next unit in the course, Conics.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
To succeed in Pre-Calculus, you must do your homework each night. Sure, everyone will probably say to do your homework, but it really is important for this class. The homework serves as a nightly review for the lesson you learned that day. Getting behind on your homework is a guaranteed way to get behind in the class. Another tip is to make study guides for each unit that highlight the important points and basic learning targets you learned. These guides will basically outline all you need to know for the test. Save the study guides after each unit and come exam week, you will already have everything outlined for you ahead of time.