The PAC*e* Program offers precalculus mathematics courses in an
online, interactive format that uses a guided exploration and mastery
approach to learning. Precalculus courses are developed as a series
of one-credit courses, with a placement exam that guides students
into the courses that are most appropriate for their current skills.

College Algebra in Context I & II have been developed as a pair of one credit courses.

In MATH 117-MATH 118, concepts and skills traditionally identified with college algebra are presented in a learning environment that emphasizes active student involvement in investigating, interpreting, applying, and communicating mathematical ideas. Topics include the idea of a mathematical model, linear functions, quadratic functions and equations, polynomials and polynomial equations, rational functions, inverse functions, root functions, and fractional exponents. A Texas Instruments TI-84 ® graphing calculator is required.

The topics in this course include definitions and graphs of exponential functions, definition of the logarithmic functions as the inverses of the exponential functions, properties of logarithmic functions, techniques for solving exponential and logarithmic equations, and mathematical models involving logarithmic or exponential functions.

Students are required to use a scientific calculator in their investigations of these topics. A Texas Instruments TI-84 ® is strongly recommended.

This sequence of two courses is designed to help students acquire conceptual understanding and computational proficiency with traditional topics from plane trigonometry. Content includes definitions and graphs of the six trigonometric functions, techniques for solving right and oblique triangles, the inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, and solving trigonometric equations.

Students are required to use a scientific calculator in their investigations of these topics. A Texas Instruments TI-84 ® is recommended.

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