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DC Pre-Calculus Honors

  • Name:

    DC Pre-Calculus Honors (MATH450dc)

  • Department:


  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Prerequisites:

    Algebra 2 (MATH 300) or Algebra 2 Honors (MATH350)

    A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year.

DC Pre-Calculus Honors


This course will cover topics common to most traditional pre-calculus courses such as the following: linear and quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, polar coordinates, and vectors. It also incorporates topics including probability, statistics, and an introduction to limits. Applications to real-world events and graphing calculators are extensively woven into the course.

Special Notes:

The dual credit honors track includes a deeper focus on critical thinking and analytical skills by providing students with more challenging problems and assignments comparable to what they would see at the university level. These elements will also prepare students to be successful in future upper-level and AP® courses.

The recommended sequence for students wishing to pursue advanced math classes: Algebra 1 (8th grade) – Geometry Honors – Algebra 2 Honors – PreCalculus Honors (if taking Calculus later) – AP Calculus or AP Statistics

Special Instructions: Students need access to a scanner or digital camera (phone is fine) in order to submit work for the teacher to review. Students will also need a TI-84 graphing calculator for this course.

The Dual Credit fee for CCU is included in the fee for this course.


What do robotic arms, weightlessness, space, radars, Mozart, cancer, and highway transportation all have in common? Precalculus! Have you ever wondered how some bridges could manage to carry all the weight that they do? Do you love the challenge of math and science? Does it excite you to meet a challenging math application problem? Are you considering a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math)? Is calculus in your future? If so, then you will want to join us as we explore the exciting world of precalculus! This course will be challenging, but we will learn how to visualize functions better than we ever have before and investigate how all of these beautiful, mathematical concepts apply to the world around us.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I enjoyed the live classes because we could ask the teacher any questions during that time. I also enjoyed the projects because we had to use what we learned in the course to apply it to real world situations.

The lessons were broken down into manageable pieces for each day/week. The structure of the course was consistent so I always knew what to expect.

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