Mathematics points to our Maker. In Pre-Calculus, students, as mathematical analysts, will investigate advanced mathematics concepts and use them to solve problems encountered in operating national parks where God’s design is on full display. The core components of the course include the study of functions and the development of skills necessary for future success in calculus. In addition, a detailed examination of trigonometry and elements of analytical geometry are incorporated in the curriculum.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry
Please be sure to review the full course syllabus to be sure your student has covered all prerequisite material to be successful. If you have any questions about your student’s readiness to take this course, please enroll your student in the Pre-Calculus Pre-Test. This will provide you with accurate placement information so you can request the appropriate level of course for your student’s success.
11th – 12th Grade recommended
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®)
- University of California (UC)
Course Types Available:
- 1 Credit – Full course (1 credit, 12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
- ½ Credit – 1st semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
- ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
- This is an honors course
Biblical Integration Information:
God has chosen to reveal truths about His nature and ways in the Created world. The complex patterns, designs, and relationships discovered in the study of mathematics points to God’s nature and ways. As we explore, discover, verify, and catalogue the known truths of His universe, dive into the unknown, make decisions, identify, assess, and solve problems around us, and seek to understand more about the universe God has made and the role of humans in it, God is glorified. The study of mathematics leads us into a deeper understanding of our Creator and appreciation for His provision and wisdom as we use this knowledge as a tool to have dominion over and care for the natural world. To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and University of California (UC)
Required Purchased Materials:
The price of this course includes custom course materials. Custom course materials will be provided to the student within two weeks (or sooner) of the student’s start date in the course. More details can be found in the course information materials section of the course.