Pre-Calculus, Honors

Includes a very comprehensive semester of trigonometry

Instruction focused on understanding concepts, not memorizing processes

Frequent opportunity to ask questions and participate in class

Course Description: 

This class is designed to help homeschooling families succeed in their study of pre-calculus topics including functions, analytical geometry, probability, series, sequences, and trigonometry by providing quality instruction and objective evaluation using Foerster’s Algebra and Trigonometry:  Functions and Applications (Pearson Prentice Hall:  2005).  This rigorous and highly regarded textbook is designed to be completed in two years, so this class covers chapters 9 – 15. Students will be expected to spend roughly an hour and a half to two hours on homework daily.  Class will meet two days per week for one hour and five minutes each session for instruction.  Since this is a homeschooling tutorial, parents will have the certain responsibilities as stated here.

Understand that this is an honors level class and not designed for the struggling or lazy math student.  Students will be expected to complete homework assignments before the subsequent class, participate in class with a working microphone, and proactively seek help when not understanding the material.


Students need to have completed Geometry as well as Algebra II using Foerster’s text with an A or B average or gain special permission from the instructor.
It is recommended that students be at least 15 years old, entering at least 11th grade.
Parents of younger students should contact the instructor before registering for the class.


  • Textbook:  Algebra and Trigonometry:  Functions and Applications by Paul Foerster (Pearson Prentice Hall; CLASSIC EDITION:  2005).  New and used copies are available through Amazon.  Purchase the Student Edition with ISBN 9780131657106.
  • TI-30XS Multi-View Scientific Calculator available through Amazon
  • Headset with Microphone
  • Pencil & Eraser (No Pens)
  • Notebook:  Spiral Bound or Loose-Leaf*
  • Graph Paper*

*Students may want to use a Graph Ruled Spiral Notebook for all of their work so they can draw graphs beside their calculations.

Cost and Registration:

Click here for details and to register.

“Thank you, Mrs. Flynn, for the excellent preparation for AP Calculus that our daughter received in your Advanced Math (now named Pre-Calculus) class. After your online course, not only did she successfully complete the AP class, but she took the AP Calculus AB/BC exam and achieved a 5.  This gave her a great edge on her college applications and she has been accepted into the Honors Fellows program at her top choice college. Thank you for your part in her math success!”

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