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Study Edge Precalculus
Precalculus is the preparation for calculus. The course approaches is designed to strengthen and enhance conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning used when modeling and solving mathematical and real-world problems. Students systematically work with functions and their multiple representations. Precalculus can deepen students' mathematical understanding and fluency with algebra and trigonometry and extends their ability to make connections and apply concepts and procedures at higher levels. Students will investigate and explore mathematical ideas, develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations, and use technology to build understanding, make connections between representations, and provide support in solving problems (TAC §111.42(b)(3)).
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5.01 Radians and Degree Measurements
In this video, students will learn the basics of angle measurements, definitions of various types of angles, radians and degrees, along with arc length and area of a sector.
5.02 Linear and Angular Velocity
In this video, students will learn about angular and linear velocity and how each relates to unit conversions.
5.03 Trigonometric Ratios
In this video, we will define the trigonometric ratios in terms of the sides of a right triangle.
5.04 Trigonometric Angles and the Unit Circle
In this video, students will learn special angles and the unit circle, and learn how to apply them.
5.05 Graphs of Sine and Cosine
In this video, students will learn how to graph sine and cosine and how to interpret graphs of sine and cosine.
5.06 Graphs of Secant and Cosecant
In this video, students will learn how to graph and interpret graphs of secant and cosecant, and how secant and cosecant relate to sine and cosine.
5.07 Graphs of Tangent and Cotangent
In this video, students will learn how to graph and how to interpret graphs of tangent and cotangent.
5.08 Inverse Trigonometric Functions and Graphs
In this video, students will explore the relationship between trigonometric functions and their inverses.
Given examples, students will recognize the importance of taxonomy to the scientific community.
Taxonomy: Major Groups
Given illustrations or descriptions, students will determine the classification of organisms into domains and kingdoms.
Homeostasis: Ecological Systems
Given images, videos, or scenarios, identify and describe the responses of organisms, populations, and communities to various changes in their external environment.
Biological Systems: Homeostasis
Identify and describe internal feedback mechanisms involved in maintaining homeostasis given scenarios, illustrations, or descriptions.
Relationships Between Organisms: Food Chains, Webs, and Pyramids
Given illustrations, students will analyze the flow of matter and energy in food chains, food webs, and ecological pyramids.
Given scenarios, illustrations. or descriptions, the student will compare variations and adaptations of organisms in different ecosystems.
Cell Homeostasis: Osmosis
The focus of this resource is cell homeostasis and, more specifically, osmosis. Students investigate the concept through a virtual lab, recording and analyzing data, creating sketches to represent vocabulary, and discovering the role of aquaporins in water transport through the cell membrane.
Learners compare a variety of prokaryotes and eukaryotes to determine similarities and differences among and between them.
Equipment for Biology
Given investigation scenarios, students will determine the equipment that best fits the procedure.
Disruptions of the Cell Cycle: Cancer
Given illustrations or descriptions, students will identify disruptions of the cell cycle that lead to diseases such as cancer.
8.01 Conic Sections
In this video, students will learn the definition of a double-napped cone, and how conic sections are formed at the intersection of a plane and a double-napped cone.