Pre-Calculus Teacher Resources

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Extrema on an Interval

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students explore maximum and minimum points, slopes and tangents. In this Pre-Calculus instructional activity, students solve optimization problems and find rates of change.
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Finding the Limit: Piecewise Functions and Graphs

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This pre-calculus instructional activity is short, yet challenging. High schoolers calculate the limit of piecewise functions, rational functions, and graphs as x approaches a number from the positive or negative side. There are four...
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Basic Theorems and Proofs

For Students 11th
In this pre-calculus worksheet, 11th graders recall the three forms of the law of cosines and used it to solve problems involving triangles. They also write out the laws of sines and use those to solve problems with angles. There are 15...
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Precalculus, Droodle Review Sheet

For Students 10th - 12th
In this pre-calculus worksheet, students solve 20 problems in order to determine the "Droodle." Each correct answer the students achieve will be associated with a letter, that letter will be used to uncover the identity of a strange...
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Tangent Properties

For Students 10th - 12th
In this pre-calculus worksheet, students solve for angles formed by a tangent line and a circle. There are 6 different worksheets containing 8-10 problems per sheet.
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Velocity

For Students 9th - 11th
For this pre-calculus worksheet, students calculate the velocity of a linear graph by observing the slope of a line. There are 10 velocity questions.
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Getting started with Pre-Calculus

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars investigate exponential decay using a calculator. In this math lesson, the student will use a handheld calculator, to graph a scatter plot using data.  The student will then interpret this data and make predictions.   ...
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Shedding Light on the Subject

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the decay of light passing through water.  In this Algebra II/Pre-calculus lesson, students collect and analyze data.  Students use a graphing tool to develop a mathematical model to determine the function that fits the...
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Optimization Exploration: The Inscribed Rectangle

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore optimization problems.  In this Pre-Calculus/Calculus/Algebra II instructional activity, students use Geometer’s sketchpad to investigate the dimensions of the largest rectangle that can be inscribed under a parabola. ...
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Humidity Makes Air Feel Even Hotter

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore scatter functions. In this pre-calculus instructional activity, students model data, evaluate the function and use their model to interpolate or predict end behavior of the function. The instructional activity employs...
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Optimization: The Switchboard Problem

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore an optimization problem.  In this Pre-Calculus lesson, students investigate a problem in which the distance between three points is minimized in order to determine the location of a switchboard.  Students use Geometer’s...
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General Quadratics, Cubics,and Quartics

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore cubic and quartic functions.  In this Pre-calculus/Calculus lesson, students examine the properties of third and fourth degree functions.  Students examine the intercepts and inflection points and examine the conditions...
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NUMB3RS Activity: Narrowing the Search

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students explore the length of an n-dimensional vector.  In this Algebra II/Pre-calculus lesson, students investigate an expansion of the Pythagorean Theorem to n-dimensional space. 
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Buying Your First New Car!

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Learners explore exponential growth and decay using M&M’s in this Algebra II/Pre-calculus lesson. They investigate the cost of a new car by calculating depreciation and payments.
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Radian Measure

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young mathematicians identify central angles, arcs and radius of circles in this pre-calculus lesson. They identify the proportion of the circle based on its radius while they convert between degrees and radians measurements.
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Sum of Infinite Geometric Series

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your mathematicians solve problems using geometric series in this pre-calculus lesson. They divide a unit square into very small pieces and identify the reasoning behind the sum of a series being less than one.
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Polynomial Functions

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this Pre-Calculus/Calculus worksheet, learners graph polynomial functions, identifying the x- and y-intercepts as well as end behavior.  The two page worksheet contains sixty problems.  Answers are included. 
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Writing Formulas for Piecewise Functions

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars explore piecewise functions.  In this Algebra II/Pre-calculus lesson plan, students write formulas for piecewise functions and check their work on the calculator.  The lesson plan assumes that young scholars have seen...
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Functional Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students perform functional analysis. In this pre-calculus instructional activity, students recognize the different elements of a function, graph a function and analyze it. They synthesize composites of other basic functions.
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Concepts in Precalculus 1: Trigonometry

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars investigate trigonometry.  For this Algebra II/Pre-calculus/Trigonometry lesson, students explore Islamic achievements in mathematics as they calculate angles and distances using the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines. ...
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Rational Functions

For Students Higher Ed
In this college level Pre-Calculus worksheet students evaluate rational functions, identify the domain, vertical asymptotes, and x- and y-intercepts.  The three page worksheet contains forty problems.  Answers are provided. 
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Optimization: Constructing a Box

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students look for patterns and determine the volume of a rectangular prism. In this optimization instructional activity, students solve optimization problems, and build a box using the provided worksheet. This instructional activity is...
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Linear and Quadratic Approximations

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore a linear, a parabolic, and a log function.  In this Algebra II/Pre-calculus lesson students investigate the graph a line, a parabola, and a log function.  Students examine the three graphs as they compare and contrast...
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Chill Out

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars investigate Newton’s Law of Cooling.  In this Algebra II/ Pre-Calculus instructional activity, students explore exponential regression as they conduct an experiment to simulate the temperature variations that occur as a...