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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.

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5.02 Linear and Angular Velocity

In this video, students will learn about angular and linear velocity and how each relates to unit conversions.

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5.03 Trigonometric Ratios

In this video, we will define the trigonometric ratios in terms of the sides of a right triangle.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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5.08 Inverse Trigonometric Functions and Graphs

In this video, students will explore the relationship between trigonometric functions and their inverses.

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Taxonomy Standards

Given examples, students will recognize the importance of taxonomy to the scientific community.

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Taxonomy: Major Groups

Given illustrations or descriptions, students will determine the classification of organisms into domains and kingdoms.

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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.

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Cell Comparisons

Learners compare a variety of prokaryotes and eukaryotes to determine similarities and differences among and between them.

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Solving Quadratic Equations Using Algebraic Methods

Given a quadratic equation, the student will solve the equation by factoring, completing the square, or by using the quadratic formula.

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Conservation of Momentum

This resource was created to support TEKS IPC(4)(E).

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Solving Systems of Equations with Graphs

Given verbal and/or algebraic descriptions of situations involving systems of linear equations, the student will solve the system of equations using graphs.

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Analyzing the Effects of the Changes in "a" on the Graph y = ax^2 + c

Given verbal, graphical, or symbolic descriptions of the graph of* y = ax^2 + c*, the student will investigate, describe, and predict the effects on the graph when *a* is changed.

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Solving Quadratic Equations Using Concrete Models

Given a quadratic equation, the student will use tiles to factor and solve the equation.

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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.

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8.02 Ellipses

In this video, students will learn the analytic definition of an ellipse, the standard form of the equation of an ellipse, and how to graph ellipses.