PreCalculus 12

We will be using the new curriculum, which was finalized this year. The Big Ideas are

  • Using inverses is the foundation of solving equations and can be extended to relationships between functions.

  • Understanding the characteristics of families of functions allows us to model and understand relationships and to build connections between classes of functions.

  • Transformations of shapes extend to functions and relations in all of their representations.

Textbook: McAskill et al., Pre-Calculus 12, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2012.

Assessment will be based on unit tests, homework, quizzes, and a final exam.

Assignments 15%

Unit Tests and Quizzes 70%

Final Exam 15%

Assignments will be marked by the student and handed in. Answer keys will be provided.

Quizzes will fall throughout the course units.

Unit Tests will occur at the end of each unit.

The final exam will take place in the exam period.


  • transformations of functions and relations

  • exponential functions and equations

  • geometric sequences and series

  • logarithms: operations, functions, and equations

  • polynomial functions and equations

  • rational functions

  • trigonometry: functions, equations, and identities