Pre-Calculus A & B

Course Length:

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

Course Description:

Pre-Calculus is available for Dual Credit from University of Montana-Missoula College. Dual credit requires a separate registration with UM-Missoula College and fees and tuition paid to that institution.  Dual credit is only available to students that take the full-year course.

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:

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 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 softwares 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:

Lori Quinn, Frenchtown High School,


Montana Digital Academy
Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive – Room 315
Missoula, Montana 59812
Phone: 406-203-1812
Fax: 406-203-1815

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