Pre-Calculus Teacher Resources

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Learners identify positive and negative angles using the Unit Circle. In this pre-calculus lesson, students identify the different angles on a unit circle using the coordinate plane and the four different quadrants as a guide. They calculate the basic trigonometric functions.
In this pre-calculus learning exercise, student solve 35 multiple choice problems and then place the answers in a Sudoku puzzle form. This learning exercise would be a great warm up or fun test review.
Sal explores more complex limit problems including showing how to take the limit of an expression with a square root by using the conjugate and how to simplify trigonometric functions that are part of limit problems. Note: A mistake is made on the last step of the first problem where multiplication should have been used instead of addition, resulting in the correct answer of 3/16.
Learners solve exponential equations using logarithms. In this solving exponential equations using logarithms lesson plan, students read a story on their Ti-Nspire about exponentials and logarithms. Learners solve problems in the story using logarithms. Students use the power, product, and quotient properties to solve the stories' problems.
Sal explores more complex limit problems including showing how to take the limit of an expression with a square root by using the conjugate and how to simplify trigonometric functions that are part of limit problems. Note: A mistake is made on the last step of first problem where multiplication should have been used instead of addition, resulting in the correct answer of 3/16.
In this pre-calculus learning exercise, 11th graders recall the three forms of the law of cosines and used it to solve problems involving triangles. They also write out the laws of sines and use those to solve problems with angles. There are 15 questions.
In this pre-calculus worksheet, students solve 20 problems in order to determine the "Droodle." Each correct answer the students achieve will be associated with a letter, that letter will be used to uncover the identity of a strange drawing.
In this pre-calculus activity, learners solve for angles formed by a tangent line and a circle. There are 6 different worksheets containing 8-10 problems per sheet.
In this pre-calculus worksheet, students calculate the velocity of a linear graph by observing the slope of a line. There are 10 velocity questions.
Young scholars look for patterns and determine the volume of a rectangular prism. In this optimization lesson, students solve optimization problems, and build a box using the provided worksheet. This lesson is intended for use with Sketchpad's Geometry Software.
Young scholars translate and predict the location of functions. In this pre-calculus lesson, students investigate the formula for transformation and predict the shift of the graph. This assignment contains a fill in the blank worksheet.
Eleventh graders differentiate between rational and their properties. In this algebra instructional activity, 11th graders identify the asymptote as vertical or horizontal and the graph as being continuous or not. They examine the numerator and denominator of the graph to help them predict the behavior of the graph.
Students explore maximum and minimum points, slopes and tangents. In this Pre-Calculus lesson, students solve optimization problems and find rates of change.
Students review and analyze topics needed to be successful in calculus. For this precalculus lesson, students review the unit circle and its properties. The trigonometric ratios and its identities.
Students explore optimization problems.  In this Pre-Calculus/Calculus/Algebra II lesson, students use Geometer’s sketchpad to investigate the dimensions of the largest rectangle that can be inscribed under a parabola.  Students use their findings to solve optimization problems. 
Young scholars are introduced to the basic trigonometric identities. Using a diagram, they discover why the parts of the unit circle as named as they are and use equations to finalize the Pythagorean trigonometric identities. They also review basic algrebra terminology that could be useful in the present.
High schoolers practice using graphing calculators and spreadsheets as they explore numeric limits using sequences and functions. They complete a sequencing worksheet, and determine which sequence corresponds to story a story called Froggy and Wanda.
Students investigate step functions.  In this Algebra II/Pre-calculus lesson, students examine various taxi fare schemes and model the fares with step functions by making use of the calculator’s greatest integer function’s step function properties. 
Students explore scatter functions. For this pre-calculus lesson, students model data, evaluate the function and use their model to interpolate or predict end behavior of the function. The lesson employs the use of a graphing calculator.
Students explore an optimization problem.  In this Pre-Calculus lesson plan, students investigate a problem in which the distance between three points is minimized in order to determine the location of a switchboard.  Students use Geometer’s Sketchpad to explore and generate data, and use that data to hypothesize a function to describe the problem.