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Course SummaryEarn credits you can put towards renewing your teaching license with this informative and flexible Precalculus for Teachers professional development course. Work at your own pace to review our video and text lessons, and take the self-assessment quizzes to refresh your understanding of precalculus topics.
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- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your math teaching license with Precalculus for Teachers. Brush up on precalculus topics so you can better teach precalculus algebra, calculus, and other math topics. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn math credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about trigonometry and functions.
- Check your knowledge of things like inequalities and polynomials with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert math instructors.
- Earn three college credits by taking the CLEP Precalculus exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Precalculus for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use towards licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Math and science teachers who want to brush up on precalculus
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging precalculus videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a precalculus unit or course
- Aspiring math teachers
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- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make precalculus easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert math instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review precalculus terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn math credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Statistics for Teachers, Precalculus Algebra for Teachers, and Intro to Physics for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in precalculus as well as algebra, geometry, calculus, and other math topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Precalculus for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Functions (transformations, domain and range in a function, inverse functions)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Evaluating Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (exponential growth vs. decay, logarithmic properties, solving logarithmic and exponential equations)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||Inequalities (graphing 1- and 2-variable inequalities, solving and graphing absolute value inequalities, set notation)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||Foundations and Linear Equations (types of numbers, parts of graphs, systems of equations)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||Graphing and Rational Equations (graphing reflections, solving rational equations, finding the least common denominator)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||Factoring and Graphing Quadratic Equations (parabolas, FOIL and the area method, factoring quadratic equations, completing the square, graphing circles)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7||Exponents and Polynomials (five main exponent properties, rational exponents, defining zero and negative exponents, dividing polynomials with long and synthetic division)|
|Day 8||Chapter 8||Piecewise and Composite Functions (finding the domain of piecewise functions, graphing piecewise functions, translating piecewise functions)|
|Day 9||Chapter 9||Geometry and Trigonometry (solving visualizing geometry problems, calculating the volumes of basic shapes, finding distance with the Pythagorean Theorem)|
|Day 10||Chapter 10||Using Scientific Calculators (radians and degrees on a scientific calculator, trigonometry functions and exponentials on a scientific calculator, solving equations by graphing on a scientific calculator)|
|Day 11||Chapter 11||Trigonometry (graphing sine and cosine, graphing tangent functions, unit circles, special right triangles, the double angle formula)|
|Day 12||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for precalculus|
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