One six-week session
June 22–July 31
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Boys and girls, rising 9th through rising 12th graders
*This class will take place online*
What to bring: Computer with webcam and microphone capability, WiFi access, notebook, writing utensil, graph paper, loose-leaf paper and graphing calculator (preferably TI84 Plus Silver Edition)
Prerequisite: Successful completion (C or higher) of Algebra II with Trigonometry.
Pre-Calculus introduces trigonometry and provides a complete mathematical background for the study of Calculus. The class focuses on prerequisite concepts such as functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric), conic sections, graphing, solving equations, solving inequalities, sequences and series, matrix algebra, complex numbers, and parametric equations. Students leave the class with an understanding of many of the prerequisite topics that arise in Calculus and a solid foundation for further study. Assessments include daily quizzes, weekly unit tests, and a final exam. Homework will be assigned daily. This class meets Common Core standards for Pre-Calculus and is eligible for credit pending approval from the student’s school. It is important to confirm with your child's home school that credit can be earned for this class.
Given the accelerated pace of this class, each day is equivalent to one week of class during the regular school year. Therefore, absences can be detrimental to a student’s progress and grade. Students who misses three or more class days will no longer be eligible to receive course credit.
Click here to see the Pre-Calculus syllabus. Please note that this timeline is subject to change based on class progress.
A textbook will be provided, but must be returned to Landon Summer at the conclusion of the class. A deposit equal to the value of the book will be held in your Landon Summer account and removed when the book is received by August 14 in acceptable condition (students may not write in book). You may also choose to purchase the book at the beginning of the class, in which case the deposit will become a charge. Please contact the Landon Summer office if you would like to purchase the textbook.
Teacher bio: Michael Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in educational administration. He taught Algebra I through Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus in the classroom for more than 32 years. He has spent the last 22 years privately tutoring all math levels from 5th Grade through AP Calculus BC along with SSAT, GRE, SAT and ACT math prep. Davis teaches math at Washington Latin Public Charter School. He joined Landon Summer in 2013.
Fun fact: Michael is a Rubik’s Cube solver with a best time of 90 seconds.