Successful completion of this course provides:
• TAS Graduation Credit *
• Ability to enroll in Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus for the 2014-15 school year without taking the August ‘placement test’
* Due to intensive nature of course student must attend 18 of the 20 school days for this course in order to obtain TAS credit.
Description of course:
This four week intense summer course gives qualified students the opportunity to take Pre calculus or Honors Pre Calculus without taking the required Algebra II course in the regular school year. This summer course will meet from 8 AM until 12 PM each day with a problem-solving “lunch-hour” from 12 PM to 1 PM. This course will require about two hours of homework each night to include readings and online problem completion.
This course provides a thorough review of the topics covered in Algebra I (real number system, linear equations and their graphs, inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, quadratic equations, relations and functions) and also develops concepts in complex numbers, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections and sequences and series.
Requirements for Course:
Successfully completed Algebra I and Geometry with Proof courses or have had excellent achievement in mathematics (if non TAS). The typical TAS student that may be accepted into this course has completed the ninth grade Geometry with Proof class, achieved high grades in math and science, has a need for flexibility in their US program of study in mathematics, and has the motivation to do all of this work during the summer.
Process for Admission:
• Students at TAS must be approved by the US Math department for admission.
• Students from other schools are encouraged to apply as this course is designed to get students prepared for advanced study in Mathematics.
• Admittance to this class will be determined by the qualifications of the student in terms of need, grade level, and mathematics achievement and aptitude. Students with greater need for flexibility, higher grade level, and great mathematics achievement will be accepted first.
• Cases where a student’s qualifications for this course are extremely similar will be determined by the date of their application to the summer school office as earlier applications will be accepted first.
• There may be a need to limit the number of students in order to maintain a viable learning environment.
Acceptance into this course does not guarantee placement into Pre Calculus or Honors Pre Calculus as successful completion and performance must occur during the summer course.