(2) We are using a Computer Algebra System called SAGE instead of the TI83. The grand experiment this year is to see how well students learn the Math while learning to code in python at the same time!
(3) We will be learning a lot of python in class. You can learn some python code on your own too with this online, interactive textbook!
I actually have 2 different preCalculus classes. PreCalculus 4R and preCalculus 4H cover the same material and is comprised mostly of Juniors. The difference between these to groups is that 4R takes AP Calculus AB next year and 4H takes AP Calculus BC. Also, we cover material a little more in-depth for the 4H student and our tests may be a bit more challenging.
SAGE Chapter 12 Sequences:
TI83 Chapter 12 Sequences:
SAGE Chapter 11 Matrices:
TI83 Chapter 11 Matrices:
TI83 Chapter 10 Conics:
Code for MATH4R2013: