Course Description

College algebra is a rigorous course that analyzes and interprets the behavior and nature of functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, power, absolute value, and piecewise-defined functions: systems of equations, modeling and solving real world problems. Additional topics include matrices, combinatorics, sequences and series, and conics, along with a study of trigonometry and the unit circle.  This course meets entrance requirements for university admission and is required for the endorsement diploma. 

This course is also eligible for Dual Enrollment Credit through Glendale Community College.  Students must pass an entrance exam and pay course fees for MAT 187 which is 5 credits. More information will be distributed in class.

Textbook – Precalculus with Limits – A Graphing Approach(C) 1997
Students will be required to check out a textbook book from the bookstore to complete homework at home.  A class set of books will be used in class.  It is the student’s responsibility to take notes and keeps materials organized in order to study and use as a reference.  Parents are encouraged to examine student notes and homework and help with student organizational skills.