Precalculus Overview

The precalculus standards provide students with the foundation for calculus courses. The standards establish the process skills and core content for all courses based on the precalculus standards. They also provide students with the mathematics skills and conceptual understanding necessary for mathematics–related technical careers.

Standards
The student will use the mathematical processes of representation, connection, communication, reasoning and proof, and problem solving.

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics and behaviors of functions and operations on functions.

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the behaviors of polynomial functions and rational functions.

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the behaviors of exponential and logarithmic functions.

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the behaviors of trigonometric functions.

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the behavior of conic sections geometrically and algebraically.