This course focuses on the algebraic and trigonometric concepts that lay the foundation for AP® Calculus. Students graph and solve polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, while applying these functions to model the relationship between different quantities in the real world. They explore the unit circle, solve trigonometric equations, and study abstract applications by proving trigonometric identities. Students then examine and apply algebraic representations of matrices, vectors, sequences and series, and conic sections by understanding the patterns and behaviors associated with these concepts. The course concludes with an introduction to calculus through limits. Students preparing for AP® Calculus BC also have the option of studying polar coordinates, parametric functions, and derivatives. Students demonstrate mastery through traditional and alternative assessments, discussion prompts, reflection on their learning, group collaboration, and individual application activities.
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WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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Students apply what they learn each week by studying different careers and solving structured modeling problems encountered in these fields. Students work through project-based learning assignments both individually and collaboratively in teams. These applications lead students to new discoveries and deepen their understanding of the course material. Some specific examples include:
This course is approved by the NCAA.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
BS New York University
MA Columbia University