Skip to main content

Pre-Calculus A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

This course brings together and extends the concepts of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2/Trigonometry including the study of functions (polynomial, rational, logarithmic, trigonometric, and exponential), analytic geometry, vectors, and an introduction to limits/derivatives. Successful completion of this course prepares students for AP Calculus.


Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, or course equivalents

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Pre-Calculus A & B Syllabus

Required Materials:

Textbook: Demana et al, Precalculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic 8th edition (eBook), Pearson Education.
This course uses an electronic text which will be provided by Montana Digital Academy.

Calculator: Students will use a physical graphing calculator which the student will provide. Graphmatica Software may also be used for students without graphing calculators. This is an optional graphing utility software.

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at

This specific course requires MathType software, word processing programs with mathematical figures or the ability to scan and send in written work if either of these software are not available.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available (students may not enter mid-year without instructor permission/MTDA consult)
Summer: Not available

Lead Teacher:

Dawn Roe, Columbia Falls High School,