In our experience, students who have not received a minimum of a B in PC 11 struggle in PC 12.
This newly developed Pre-Calculus 12 course fully meets the learning outcomes for the new BC Curriculum.
This engaging and easy to navigate course was designed to help students reach their full potentialin math. Each lesson contains carefully selected practice problems and extra resources.
Online lessons are video-based, and students have complete control over the pace at which they learn—lessons can be paused, resumed and repeated using simple navigation buttons. Examples are interactive with animated step-by-step flash and video whiteboard solutions. Extra resources, including alternate lessons and examples, have been carefully selected to assist students who need additional instruction.
Pre-Calculus 12 is organized into the following units:
- Unit 1: Transformations
- Unit 2: Radicals and Rational Functions
- Unit 3: Polynomials
- Unit 4: Exponents and Logarithms
- Unit 5: Trigonometry - Circular Functions & Equations and Identities
- Unit 6: Conics
- Unit 7: Sequences and Series
Students will be assessed with send-in assignments which can be submitted online, unit tests, online quizzes, and a final exam. Each unit test and the final exam has a practice test identical in length and style to the real test to help students prepare and study.
Student-paced: this is an ideal course for students who wish to take responsibility for establishing their own timelines and require a flexible course that they can accommodate into their lives.
Students are asked to complete a schedule for themselves using the built in scheduler as one of the first activities in the course. This will give students the big picture view of their commitment and progress towards completion.
There is a send-in assignment after each unit, which the teacher will use to assess the student’s understanding, and give the student specific feedback on their strengths and how to improve in the course.
There are 7 supervised unit tests in Pre-Calculus 12, and a final exam that also must be supervised. Each test, including the final, is intended to take roughly 1.5 hours.
Students in the Greater Victoria area will write their tests at the SIDES Royal Oak campus located at 4575 Wilkinson Road.
Long distance students are responsible for arranging a test supervisor at a school, or academic institution (ex. college, university, or library). Tests supervisors will need to be approved by SIDES administration. Students should actively be arranging a test supervisor while completing the first unit of the course. Students will be required to schedule tests at times that are convenient for the test supervisor.
Unit 1 Take-home Test 5%
Unit 2 Test (supervised) 12%
Unit 3 Test (supervised) 12%
Unit 4 Test (supervised) 12%
Unit 5A Online Multiple Choice Quiz 5%
Unit 5 Test (supervised) 12%
Unit 6 Test (supervised) 12%
Unit 7 Test (supervised) 12%
Final Exam (supervised) 18%
Local students have access to the SIDES Student Tutoring Centre, where students can get face to face support from a SIDES math teacher. The teacher is also available to help long distance students by telephone, e-mail, or online virtual classes.
Students need access to a computer and printer to access the lessons and assignments, a scanner to scan student work that will be submitted online, a scientific calculator, and a ruler.
All assignments must be submitted electronically. Paper copies will not be accepted, but a scanner is available at the Royal Oak SIDES campus for students to use.
Click here to view the Pre-Calculus 12 Curriculum.